Waiting games

This week on the news round-up: Vulnerability of care leavers on benefits highlighted; Oxfordshire MPs lobby over school delays for children in care; 140,000 children falling off social care support radar; family court “protocol” ditched; East Midlands counts cost of refugee care Benefits system leaves care leavers more vulnerable report finds A report from the…

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…

Foster care for sale?

23 February 2017: News round-up FOSTER CARERS registered with Acorn Care and Education Group in parts of Wales, Norfolk and Luton could find themselves transferred to a new fostering employer to enable a merger between the National Fostering Agency and Acorn to go ahead. The move comes after the Competition and Markets Authority launched an…

More care needed: missing migrants and kids in cells

2 August 2016 MIGRANT CHILDREN arriving in the EU unaccompanied are being systematically let down by host nations a House of Lords Committee has concluded in its detailed report Children in Crisis: unaccompanied migrant children in the EU. As a result, they are left vulnerable to exploitation by traffickers and people smugglers, condemned to squalid…