Government announces new funding for social projects aimed at kids
July 13, 2017 2 comments
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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July 13, 2017
Categories: Children in care