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There are weather warnings in place for more snow and ice this weekend.
Study highlights plight of boy, 6, surviving on crisps, sausage rolls and fried chicken.
Over the summer there are have been many media articles and political interventions raising questions about the growth and
If the Government is serious about looking after the most vulnerable children in society, it must urgently re-invest in local services that are proven to tackle the root causes of neglect and abuse - not just hope it can firefight the symptoms.
It is widely agreed that social care is in crisis, caused by insufficient funding in the face of growing demand. Over recent months, Tory Ministers have ignored repeated warnings from leaders and professionals in the health and care sectors about the impact of the £4.6 billion of cuts which have been made to Adult Social Care budgets since 2010.
After the Prime Minister's speech to the Conservative Party conference Looked After Children are now, truly, Children in Care, in the care of all of us. To name the scandal of the social exclusion of Children in Care was a brave and necessary thing.
When I started in Residential Child Care 40 years ago there were still a few young people who were spoken of a case of 'failure
More must be done to raise awareness of the harmful effects of laughing gas, council leaders have said after it emerged that
Children's homes providers have published a powerful documentary report, 'Home Truths - The state of independent residential
We need new thinking about the operating environment we currently frame as a 'marketplace'. We need a courageous, informed articulation of what is happening now, and the start of the thinking that can move us towards a method of effective working, both for quality of care and the health of our finances.