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Youth crime prevention fund established

The Home Office has appointed a charitable foundation to help deliver a £200m Youth Endowment Fund for England and Wales. The fund will be run independently by the charity Impetus, working in partnership with the Early Intervention Foundation and Social Investment Business. It will focus on early intervention, and will work with children at risk […]

Child sexual exploitation awareness survey

Barnardo’s has published a report looking at public understanding of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Scotland. Findings include: people know that CSE is an issue nationally, but are less likely to think it is an issue in their local area; people are less aware that older children (16- to 17-year olds) can experience CSE or […]

Missing from care

The Children’s Society reports that MPs have launched an inquiry into children who go missing from “out of area” care homes in England. The decision follows data obtained through a parliamentary question by the MP Ann Coffey, which showed that the number of children reported as missing from care homes outside the local authority responsible […]

Post adoption & special guardianship support

Children and Young People Now reports that the Department for Education (DfE) has committed additional funding to extend the date at which children who are adopted or live under special guardianship arrangements in England can apply for the Adoption Support Fund (ASF). Applications for the ASF, which enables children and young people to access government-funded […]

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