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Carmarthenshire give council tax relief to care leavers

Council Tax Relief for Care Leavers to Age 25 in Carmarthenshire – Wales The BBC reports on a plan by Carmarthenshire Council to exempt care leavers from council tax until the age of 25. The move would currently affect 80 people and cost the council £6,000 a year. The full council has yet to decide […]

DfE publishes report on looked after children and care leavers

Looked After Children and Care Leavers who are Long-Term NEET – England The Department for Education published a report in February which includes analysis of the characteristics of young people who were not in education, employment or training (NEET) for a year, 3 years after completing key stage 4 in the 2010 to 2011 academic […]

The Home Office launches anti-knife campaign

Anti-knife crime campaign The Home Office has launched an anti-knife crime advertising campaign to reduce knife crime among young people and challenge perceptions that carrying a knife is normal. The campaign includes a dedicated #knifefree website which provides advice, signposts support services and highlights activities to empower young people to change their behaviour. Source: Home […]

Minister urges more LGBT people to adopt or foster children in Wales

There is a real need for more LGBT people to adopt or foster children in Wales, Minister for Children and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies said. To mark LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week (5th-11th March), the Minister said Wales needs more prospective adoptive families to care for the 140 children who are currently waiting for an […]

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