Caring for our children – and ourselves

LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY Council has announced its intention to pull out of the government’s national transfer scheme which was designed to share the care of unaccompanied asylum seeking children throughout the country. Currently two thirds of these children are being cared for by local authorities in the south east – with one in five under the care of Kent County…

The numbers game

SOMEWHAT belatedly we are catching up with the Government’s annual statistics on looked after children but before that I’d like share another stat that came my way via a library colleague. Earlier this year the Care Leavers Association polled care leavers and adolescent looked after children about their health and in the process found that 14.5% identified as…

A tough listen

CHILD SEXUAL exploitation (CSE) is a tough topic this week but one that is absolutely necessary to cover to ensure that none of us lose an opportunity to identify and help those at risk. There are lots of new sources of information and advice as well as online training but first let us remind ourselves…