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£20 million in additional funding for children adopted from care

July 28, 2014 1 comment

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Thousands more children who are adopted from care will benefit from £20 million in new government funding, the Department for Education has announced. Schools attended by all pupils adopted from foster homes or residential care will now receive the so-called ‘pupil premium’, funding of £1,900 per pupil to provide special support. Children from such backgrounds…

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Thoughts on giving children a greater say by John Bolch

July 28, 2014 1 comment

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On Friday last week the Ministry of Justice and Family Justice Minister Simon Hughes announced that children are to be given a greater voice in the family justice system, as I mentioned here in this post. The changes will affect both public and private law cases, although what I will say here relates primarily to…

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Social workers report stress and bad memories

July 28, 2014 1 comment

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Social workers experience work under significant amounts of stress and are often left with bad memories of their more difficult cases, new research suggests. Ruth Neil, a lecturer in social work at the University of the West of Scotland, examined the experiences of 12 front line social workers working in children’s protection at one local…

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