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Good leadership in providing services to vulnerable children is a key factor in improving outcomes, according to a study into the arrangements of children's trusts.

London gets new protection rules

By Sarah Cooper |

11 September 2007

The London Safeguarding Children Board will tomorrow (13 September) publish a set of child protection guidelines to ensure children in the capital receive consistent levels of care.

A mentoring project for looked-after children has found that too few children are being referred by social workers to the scheme.

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has struck an agreement with the London Borough of Southwark to give up to 350 youth professionals and social workers financial literacy training.

Housing and homelessness are the main reasons why disadvantaged young people reach out to youth advice services, a report by Youth Access has found.

Social Care: 'Education poverty gap' gets wider

By Sarah Cooper |

11 September 2007

The gulf between the GCSE results of looked-after children and children as a whole is growing, creating an "education poverty gap", according to the shadow children's minister.

Education: First trust schools develop self-esteem

By Nancy Rowntree |

11 September 2007

Children's charity Barnardo's is to start work to improve pupils' mental health and home life in several of the first wave of trust schools.

An EU group looking at stopping online child abuse is putting together a briefing on how to prevent such exploitation to share with countries worldwide.

The National Centre for Excellence in Residential Child Care is conducting a survey of its services and will use the results to help improve in the future.

The Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC) has launched a project to test new approaches to social work.