Local authorities ‘criminalise’ children in care

March 18, 2013 0 comments

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Everyone who cares about the welfare of children should be disturbed by a new report from the Commons Justice Committee into the welfare of youngsters in care. The report – the Committee’s seventh into the youth justice system – claims the courts are turning to the police to resolve issues with children in care far…

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Parents could be billed for children in care

March 13, 2013 0 comments

Parents who place their children into care who could be asked to foot the bill, under proposals being considered by Worcestershire County Council. If adopted, the plans would mean parents being billed for the cost of raising children who are thought to be “not in crisis”, according to a report on Children & Young People…

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Charity plans Christmas day event for care leavers

December 20, 2012 0 comments

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London volunteer group the Topé Project is to host a special event in London on Christmas Day for people who have left care and are now living on their own in the capital. Christmas in the Crypt will be held at a special location, with attendees given a free taxi ride to the venue on the…

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Care applications climbing, says Cafcass

November 13, 2012 0 comments

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Applications for care placements in October were nine per cent up on October 2011, according to the latest figures from children’s welfare organisation Cafcass. The organisation received a total of 937 applications during October, bringing the total received between April and October to 6,323. It has been a record-busting year for the organisation, with care…

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North west children in care visit university

November 2, 2012 0 comments

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Fifty-five teenagers currently in residential or foster care visited Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) earlier this week to explore the campus and learn about the special support available at the university to care leavers. The visiting children heard from both care leavers currently studying at the university, as well as care leaver graduates. They discussed…

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Wishes of children in care collected for adoption campaign

November 1, 2012 1 comment

The hopes of children in care will be the focus of an adoption campaign launched across Warrington, Wigan and St Helens from Monday. Children currently in care across the three local authorities have been asked what kind of family they would like to adopt them and their wishes will feature in the campaign, which marks…

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