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The aim of this paper is to describe and analyse the notion of age and maturity in child protection proceedings in order to elucidate how these aspects could influence children's rights to participate.
This brief report explores the impact that Covid-19 has had on fostering households in the United Kingdom.
"Foster care [in the UK] is in a “state of emergency” as the number of referrals rockets while the number of people looking to take children in has halved during the coronavirus pandemic," according to this article from the Independent.
In this commentary piece, Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, explores the use of children's care homes in England and the need for improved supports to prevent placement in children's home and to provide for the needs of children and young people who are placed in these homes.
This collection of guidance from the UK Department for Education lays out what local authority children’s services need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
A recent study from Wales has found that "pregnant women who are at risk of their babies being removed from their care in the first year of life are far more likely to have had mental health problems compared with other expectant mothers," says this article from the Guardian.
Through the lens of institutional ethnography, this paper explores how experiences of education inside one Secure Children’s Home in England are shaped by the institution.
This study explores a particularly wide discretionary space set for decision-making within the Norwegian welfare bureaucracy; care order decisions concerning newborns directly removed from the hospital by the child protection system.
"Somali foster carers in Bristol have called for others from the same background to join them" in becoming foster parents, according to this article from BBC News.
This paper from Just for Kids Law (JfKL) explores an issue that the organization has come across through their work: cases of under 18s (mainly 16- and 17-year olds) in the UK who are facing homelessness and do not receive the support they are entitled to from local authority children’s services.