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Posts Tagged: Children in care
Robert Halfon: Our schools are the best ever – now let’s build on that success, and deliver more social justice
High educational standards are essential, but the most disadvantaged children also need help with workplace skills and social capital.
The Chancellor should commit to a Family Services Transformation Fund of £100 million over four years to help relationship support and post-separation support.
Andrew Wood: Tower Hamlets Council must put the interests of children ahead of political correctness
English law is clear on how foster placements should be made and that “the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration”.
Education is key – we need more good and outstanding school places.
Those directing their moral outrage at Amber Rudd have the wrong target.
Modern technology makes it easier to victimise someone through social media.
A particularly welcome proposal for a new free school.
David Burrowes: We’ve all heard of the long-term economic plan. Now let’s have a long-term social justice plan.
I am a strong advocate of a family test. However, I don’t want the focus to be a bureaucratic test but a human one: call it the Lucy Test.
Early intervention with failed parenting saves money in the long run.
Too often local authority children’s services are dysfunctional – a lead professional needs to take responsibility when failures occur.
Cllr Jim McMahon has argued there was “no alternative” to a Council Tax rise.