Too often local authority children’s services are dysfunctional – a lead professional needs to take responsibility when failures occur.
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Coping with disabled children is still a struggle even if you have money.
More children are stuck in care than when David Cameron became Prime Minister.
One in four foster children moves home two or more times a year.
A new law of child emotional abuse will do little to protect children, but will bring big risks with it for parents and carers.
At a cost of nearly a billion a year 5,000 children are in soulless institutions.
For any child to be kept in a children’s home unnecessarily is a scandal.
What did Lambeth Council know? When did it know it?
Polly Toynbee is wrong to defend Labour’s legacy of a broken society.
4,000 children were adopted last year – the highest since 1992. But the number languishing in the care system remains a scandal.
Cllr Jenny Whittle, the Cabinet Member for Specialist Children's Services on Kent County Council, says remembering the human factor can… Read more »
An Ofsted report has found Sandwell Council's Children's Services Department to be "inadequate." The trouble with the report is that… Read more »
There is a shortage of adopters: The trouble is that the “adoption myths” are still often the reality
TheTimes reports (£) this morning that councils are increasing the number of children in care being offered for adoption and… Read more »
There was an excellent piece (£) in the Sunday Times yesterday by Harriet Sergeant about the scandal of children in… Read more »
I would hope and expect that the Children and Families Bill will come into law and help to reduce the… Read more »