Legal unease

Problem solving courts ‘future’ for children involved in justice system – Munby A fundamental re-balancing of the family court towards “what ought to be its true role as a problem-solving court” is “urgently required”, Sir James Munby, President of the family division told the audience at the annual Parmoor Lecture, hosted by the Howard League…

Glasgow rules

In the news round-up this week: Reaction to the Glasgow foster carers ruling; Spaces for teens lacking in half of local authorities; Pupils with trauma “have no choice” over behaviour leading to exclusion; child arrests continue to fall Sector responds to Glasgow ruling Reaction has been coming from all sides following last week’s employment tribunal…

Care costs

In the News Round-up this week: Foster carers challenge employment status, children in care statistics, government report on placement options, youth remand cost hikes, council tax exemptions for care leavers, reporting in the family courts and the Bradford foster carers’ dispute latest. Foster couple challenge employment status in whistleblowing case The Independent Workers’ Union of Great…

Tough questions and a bigger picture

1 November 2016 LINK MAKER, the UK’s key online adoption matching service, has today launched a national platform for fostering services to search vacancies among foster carers and residential homes and commission their services to provide a suitable match for children in their care. The service is being offered free of charge to all fostering…