Staffordshire County Council appeals for foster carers willing to take on troubled teens

February 26, 2013 0 comments

family life

Staffordshire County Council has launched a new drive aimed at recruiting so-called ‘resilience foster carers’ willing to take on the most troubled children. The council hopes to recruit professionals experienced in working with young people who have behavioural and emotional problems, such as current or former police and prison officers, as it seeks homes for…

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Professionals feel “powerless” in child neglect cases

February 11, 2013 1 comment

chldren's rights

More than a third of professionals who come into regular contact with children feel “powerless” to intervene when they suspect neglect, according to a new report from charity Action for Children. Ninety per cent of the teachers, social workers and police officers  polled for the report, entitled The State of Child Neglect in the UK,…

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Butler-Sloss calls for reform of child neglect laws

February 8, 2013 0 comments

fostering and adoption

Retired senior judge Baroness Butler-Sloss has helped draft a legal amendment which would make significant changes to child neglect laws. The baroness, a former president of the Family Division, has worked on an amendment to the draft Crime and Courts Bill, currently under scrutiny by MPs. The amendment, development in conjunction with charity Action for…

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