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Luton Council and the NSPCC have launched a project to help the large numbers of children in the area affected by domestic violence.

Families going through separation believe they are not receiving enough support, according to research carried out by The Centre for Separated Families.

Social Care: Review questions protection guidance

By Sarah Cooper |

18 September 2007

Government guidance into the link between supervision orders and the child protection system need to be re-examined, a serious case review has concluded.

The British Association of Social Workers has slammed the government for publishing a consultation on allegations of abuse against social care professionals, saying it is based on out-of-date information.

The Family Welfare Association has won funding to increase and improve its social work student placements.

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.