Protecting children from harm

A critical assessment of child sexual abuse in the family network in England and priorities for action This first report of the Children's Commissioner's inquiry into child sex abuse within the family and its network, gives a critical analysis of the scale and nature of this form of child sex abuse. It provides statistics about the extent... Continue Reading →

Spending Review

http:// We are covering the Spending Review live from 9am. Find out what it means for #local gov — LGAcomms (@LGAcomms) November 25, 2015 // Government Association (LGA) (2015) A summary 'The LGA believes the Spending Review should: Enable wider integration of social care and health services to deliver savings and improve outcomes ... Continue Reading →

High-handed dismissal of an application for a direction for DNA testing on behalf of a child

A child’s right to know the identity of their biological parentsA child’s right to know the identity of their biological parentshttp:// Examples of poor decision making given in Martha Cover's #publiclawupdate inc Re A [2015] EWCA Civ 133 #alcconf2015 — ALC (@Tweets_ALC) November 21, 2015 // Re A (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 133 This... Continue Reading →

Sibling relationships are the longest lasting in most people’s lives

Delma Hughes, founder of Siblings Together, has worked for many years with children in care and vulnerable children in her capacity as art therapist. Preventing separated siblings from becoming estranged, preserving their identity and safeguarding their family support networks is important for children while they are in care as well as when they leave care. Siblings... Continue Reading →

EVENT: Meeting the challenge of child sexual abuse

http:// How can we meet the challenge of child sexual abuse? Join us @mrcsalford to discuss #socialwork #CSA #CSE — Donna Peach (@Donna_Peach) November 20, 2015 THIS EVENT IS FREE MRC event of  2016 – Meeting the challenge of child sexual abuse: From critical interrogation to collective activism. This event will present British and International... Continue Reading →

Government faces criticism in House of Lords for ‘preferential’ adoption focus

"A member of the House of Lords has criticised the government for an unfair focus on adoption reform above other permanency options, during a debate on the new education and adoption bill. Lord Watson of Invergowrie, Labour’s spokesperson on education in the Lords, said it was “wrong for adoption to be singled out for preferential treatment... Continue Reading →

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