The Professionals?

In the News Round-Up this week: the latest in the debate on professionalisation in fostering; decriminalisation of children’s homes; council tax cuts for foster carers; Notts says no to more refugee children; school exclusions up. Opinion split over the benefits of fostering professionalisation A warning from the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) that…

Advocates, babies and asylum seekers

7 June 2016 MORE THAN half of children in care don’t know they are entitled to an advocate to provide them with an independent voice and support, according to a new report from the Children’s Commissioner.  While 90% of local authorities provide advocacy, the budget varied widely between £668 and just £2 a head, the report said.…