Mother succeeds in appeal against placement order

April 3, 2013 1 comment

A mother whose four children have been taken into care has succeeded in an appeal against the placement of the youngest with her mother. In Re N,  the local authority had stepped in due to the mother’s history of violent relationships, dishonesty and benefit fraud. Some of the three older children were placed with members…

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Scottish council allocates £100,000 to children in care

March 26, 2013 0 comments

Renfrewshire Council in Scotland has allocated an extra £100,000 to recruit three new specialists to help ‘looked after children’ in the region. The term ‘looked after children’ includes children in care, those living with foster parents, and those living with members of their family under a supervision order. The new recruits will help affected children…

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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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