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Health visiting

The Institute of Health Visiting has published its annual report for 2018. The report compares feedback from its 2018 annual survey of over 1200 health visitors with responses they gave in 2015. The report highlights that health visitors are finding their time increasingly focused on safeguarding families who would once have been the responsibility of […]


DfE announces drive to place more looked-after children in boarding schools

More children in care are to be offered places at boarding schools as part of a new government drive, the Department for Education has announced. Up to 10 hubs connecting local authorities, social workers and virtual school heads, with independent and boarding schools, will be established in late 2019. These will support children in care […]


Sibling Relationships: Decision Making in the Family Courts

Birkbeck University has published a summary of the findings of a research project funded by the Nuffield Foundation, which examined public law decision making about sibling relationships in care and adoption proceedings. The study found that the significance attached to sibling relationships is routinely outweighed by other considerations despite strong recognition of the importance of […]


Criminal responsibility

The Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland (CYPCS) and Action for Children have published the report of an independent inquiry into the Children’s Hearings System (CHS) in Scotland. Recommendations include: raise the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to 16-years-old keep children out of the adult courts system divert all children and young people from […]


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