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What do you think of our new look website? All posts can now be found using the Category Clouds, Tags or in the Main Menu or Archives. The 'Home' page is now static. Does it work for you? What else could we do to make it better?

By your leave – life after care

  What is it like to head out into the world after a life in care?  Antonia Charlesworth interviews care leavers and assesses the government’s latest policies. EXTRACT "For some, turning 18 will mean starting university, for others a first car, for many their first legal drink. These things mark a transition into adulthood and... Continue Reading →

The European Convention on Human Rights

The RightsInfo’s new project, #YourHumanRights have produced an extensive range of beautiful infographics each representing a key right in the European Convention. Everyone is welcome to download and print these infographics for free by clicking the “download” link. Download: What Human Rights do for children  Download: What Human Rights do for families More at source: The European Convention on Human Rights in 16 beautiful infographics

Outcomes for young people leaving care

The Public Accounts Committee has confirmed that outcomes for young people leaving care are "poor and worsening" EXTRACT "There has been a systemic failing in the provision of support to vulnerable care leavers. The quality and cost of support that local authorities give to care leavers varies unacceptably across the country and outcomes for young people leaving... Continue Reading →

Adoption reform

The PM visited @Coram today to discuss measures to increase the number of children adopted and speed up the process. — UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) November 2, 2015 // The Prime Minister has announced: new measures to double the number of children placed with their adoptive family sooner children to be placed with relatives... Continue Reading →

Court of Appeal – “section 20 abuse”

Posted on November 2, 2015 by suesspiciousminds  EXTRACT "The marker is down then.  Any Local Authority facing a challenge about misuse of section 20 is on notice that damages may follow, and certainly where the misuse begins after today’s judgment one would expect damages to play a part." This is definitely one to read. Thank you suesspiciousminds. Read the full... Continue Reading →

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