The NSPCC has published How safe are our children? 2018 which compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the four nations in the UK. The report sets out what the available data tells us about the current child protection landscape, and takes a closer look at how safe […]
The Department for Education has announced that free childcare will be extended to foster carers that also work outside the role of foster parent for the first time from September 2018. Minister for Children and Families, Nadhim Zahawi said: We know childcare is one of the biggest issues affecting working parents of all kinds, which […]
Councils are currently supporting record numbers of children and young people through the care system. Ninety children a day entered care in the last year, and councils saw the biggest annual increase of children in care since 2010. For more information click here.
Support for care leavers must be improved and the process for receiving benefits simplified to ensure they do not become homeless or have to share accommodation with troubled adults, a report by a government advisory body has concluded. For more information see here.