Government announces new funding for social projects aimed at kids

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The government has announced funding for no less than 24 newly established projects providing social care for children and young people.

A total of £30 million will be allocated to the various schemes, which include a service aiming to help children with complex disabilities living in residential homes find specialised foster placements in their home areas. Youngsters benefitting will be helped to develop important life skills and support networks.

Other recipients of the new funding include fostering charity TACT – the Adolescent and Children’s Trust – Derby City Council, and Barnardo’s, to help financeits efforts in tackling the outlawed cultural practice of female genital mutilation. The charity established a national centre to focus attention on the issue in 2015 with the Local Government Association.

The new funding was announced by recently appointed Children’s Minister Robert Goodwill at the annual conference of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services in Manchester. It follows the release of similar funding for innovative social care programmes in previous years.

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2 comments

Laura Luxton - July 13, 2017 at 11:33am

Thank you for reporting the fantastic news that TACT has received DfE funding for its innovative new Peterborough fostering and adoption service. Unfortunately you have incorrectly named us. Our correct name is the The Adolescent and Children’s Trust. If you would like to know more about our work or of the particular service itself we would be delighted to provide you with some copy.

Many thanks

Laura Luxton
Communications Manager
TACT (The Adolescent and Children’s Trust)

Cameron Paterson - July 13, 2017 at 11:36am

Our apologies for the typing error – that has now been fixed. Yes, please feel free to add us to our press release list

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