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20 November 2007
The Liberal Democrats have criticised the government's plan to give itself more time to decide whether to introduce a compulsory registration scheme for private fostering arrangements.
Local authorities will be able to provide longer-term payments to relatives who care for children under plans in the Children and Young Persons Bill.
By Helen Gilbert |
Children's charities have slammed the Children and Young Persons Bill for failing to give every disabled child placed away from home a legal right to advocacy services.
By Tristan Donovan |
Abused children and young people are being left to struggle alone due to a lack of support services, the NSPCC's director said today.
By Tom Lloyd |
Child poverty campaigners have warned that government plans to reduce the number of people claiming benefit put children's well-being at risk.
19 November 2007
The Department for Children, Schools and Families has published the evidence that will inform its plans to develop children's services.
A National Centre of Excellence to help housing associations prevent and tackle youth homelessness is being funded by government body the Housing Corporation.
13 November 2007
The government is to ban moving looked-after children out of their local area when it is not in the child's interest as part of a major shake-up of care services.
By Alison Bennett |
Young people are losing out on benefits because Jobcentre staff are not following official guidelines, a benefits expert has told CYP Now.
Professionals are being hindered in their attempts to help disadvantaged families because of working practices and recruitment problems, research has found.
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