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The Food in Care Charter- Consultation
The Food in Care Charter Consultation are conducting research on the different nutrition and food behaviour issues often encountered in care settings. They would like to hear from you about what support is currently available and what are the gaps in the current provision by answering short 10 questions.
All responses will be kept confidential.
Closing date: 30 April, 2019
Further details are available here.
Inquiry Launched into Record Numbers of Children Missing from Care – Consultation
The Guardian reports that the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) for runaway and missing children and adults are launching an inquiry into the record number of children missing from care in England. Ann Coffey who heads the APPG also wants to explore how many of the missing children are lured into drug gangs. Data obtained through a parliamentary question by the MP shows the number of children going missing from care homes after being moved to new areas often miles from their homes, known as an “out of area placement”, more than doubled between 2015 and 2018. There was a 31% increase in the number of children going missing from homes within their own borough during the same time period.
Closing date: 26 April 2019
Further information can be found in this Guardian article. The APPG on Young Runaways and Missing Children and Adults have published a progress report on changes in responses to missing children following the Joint APPG Inquiry into children missing from care (2012) and the APPG inquiry into safeguarding of absent children (2016). It is available on the Children’s Society website. Details on how to submit a response to the inquiry can be downloaded from the Children’s Society website.
National Autism Strategy: Call for Evidence –
The Department of Health and Social Care, working with the Department for Education, is reviewing the ‘Think Autism’ strategy published in April 2014 and extending it to cover children as well as adults. They are looking for people’s experiences of care and support, in particular: autistic people – adults, children and young people; their families; their carers and organisations and professionals that provide care and support to autistic people or work with autistic people.
Closing date: 16 May 2019