Number of vulnerable children continues to rise

June 24, 2015 1 comment

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The number of vulnerable children taken into care or placed on the child protection register has risen for the fifth year in a row, The Guardian has claimed. The newspaper obtained government data via a Freedom of Information request. According to the findings, the number of children entering the care system rose by 8 per…

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Three siblings separated in care

June 9, 2015 0 comments

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Three children of a woman living in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, have been separated after they were taken into care. In Lancashire CC v G (Separating Siblings), the three children all had different fathers. They were taken into care after the local authority expressed serious concerns about the mother’s ability to effectively look after them. The council…

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Care plans agreed for children in Coventry

June 1, 2015 0 comments

Four children in Coventry have been taken into care by a family court in the West Midlands. In Coventry City Council v M and H, Her Honour Judge Watson reviewed proposed care plans for the four children, aged ten, eight, five and three. They had all demonstrated severe behavioural issues when in contact when members…

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Ofsted is out of touch claims Labour

April 24, 2015 0 comments

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Education and children’s home inspectorate Ofsted is out of touch with the realities of the care system, the Labour Party has claimed. Speaking to Children & Young Now, shadow children’s minister Steve McCabe said the party plans to conduct a consultation on the future of Ofsted if it returns to power next month. It was…

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South Yorkshire town sees drop in missing children

April 23, 2015 0 comments

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There has been a sharp fall in the number of children running away from care in South Yorkshire. Since the appointment of a special support worker in March last year, the number of youngsters going missing from care placements in Doncaster has plunged by nearly 400 per cent, from 46 to just 12. Rachel Ely-Hiscock…

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