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Learning resources to support positive mental health outcomes for children, young people and families Research in Practice has brought together a range of multimedia learning resources to support professionals, including publications, podcasts, webinars and more. learning resources to support positive mental health outcomes for children, young people and families. For further information visit: Research in... Continue Reading →

#LGBT youth in care resources

It has become clear that there is very limited information for or about LGBTQI young people in care. There is an ad hoc, react as we go approach across many local authorities, care agencies, foster carers, social workers and health professionals. Some may be doing excellent work but it has been hard to identify that... Continue Reading →

How one council is making children-in-care profiles focus on needs not risks

A sponsored feature from Norfolk County Council in this recently published Community Care release raises some interesting ideas. Edward Wong, head of localities at Norfolk County Council, says: “Placement profiles can be too focused on presenting risks.” Norfolk is one of several councils that are working with the social care consultancy iMPOWER to develop Valuing... Continue Reading →

Further cuts to children’s services

Another body of councils has warned that further cuts are to come for children's services, this time the County Councils Network. CYP Now reports that all 36 county councils and unitary authorities expect to make cuts totalling £918 million, including to early years and youth services, and departments of children's services. Read the full piece... Continue Reading →

Scholarships for care leavers or young people estranged from their family

https://twitter.com/TheCareKid/status/1004591155529633792 No rent, no bills, 365 days a year for 3 years.   The Unite Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for young people aged 25 years or under who are care leavers or are estranged from their family. Taking care of a place for the young person to live whilst they’re at university and leaving them free to... Continue Reading →

Budget 2017: councils react to no extra children’s services funding – LGA

Read the Local Government Association (LGA) response to lack of additional children's services funding in #Budget2017 at: Budget 2017: councils react to no extra children's services funding 'We’ve reached a tipping point where this service can no longer be ignored. It is absolutely crucial that the forthcoming Local Government Finance Settlement addresses this funding gap' - LGA. ... Continue Reading →

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