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Barnardo's Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to investigate a significant increase in care and protection referrals.

Looked-after children in Southwark are to be offered access to a range of new services tailored to their needs.

Child poverty targets under threat

By Tom Lloyd |

03 December 2007

The government's efforts to tackle child poverty have stalled, and its strategy needs to be re-thought, according to a report.

MPs want more information on adoption

By Sarah Cooper |

29 November 2007

The co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Adoption and Fostering has called for adopters to let them know where the system is going wrong.

Arts to support children in care

By Tom Lloyd |

29 November 2007

A charity supporting children in care is to launch a report on how the arts can be used to improve outcomes for the group.

Housing association faces financial concerns

By Tom Lloyd |

29 November 2007

A housing association working with young black men has alerted its regulator to serious financial concerns about the business.

Domestic violence services should be improved

By Tom Lloyd |

28 November 2007

A charity has called for specialist support services for children affected by domestic violence to be set up in every local authority in England.

Care reforms to challenge services

By Tom Lloyd |

27 November 2007

Peers have warned that plans to improve services for children in care could place further demands on overstretched social work services.

Child database delayed after security fears

By Tristan Donovan |

27 November 2007

The government today confirmed it has delayed plans to create a database containing details of every child and young person in England.

An under-threat project for young carers in Cambridgeshire could leave more than 280 young people without respite and support if it closes.