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The Guardian,

Saturday 20 November marks World Children’s Day, the anniversary of the UN general assembly’s adoption of the convention of the rights of the child (UNCRC). But despite the UK ratifying the UNCRC in 1991, many children in care are being treated in a way that violates this convention.

Sanchia Berg - BBC News,

Growing numbers of very vulnerable children in England are being detained in temporary accommodation under special court orders described as "draconian" by one senior judge.

BBC News,

A man with autism who has spent nearly half his life detained in a mental health hospital has been released after a long campaign by his mother.

Children & Young People Now,

Young people with experience of the care system have issued a checklist of issues they want to be addressed by the Care Review.

CELCIS, in partnership with Coram Voice,

CELCIS, in partnership with Coram Voice, is bringing the ‘Bright Spots’ programme, with its two online wellbeing surveys, to Scotland. The pilot will provide local authorities a new opportunity to listen to the voices of their care experienced children and young people to drive local service provision and focus on change where children and young people say it is needed.

Save the Children,

Save the Children International is seeking a Head of Programme for Child Protection (Permanent) in London or any existing Save the Children office location.

Rachel Humphreys, Helen Pidd and Patrick Butler - The Guardian,

A Guardian investigation into the state of children’s services in the UK during the last 18 months has revealed a sharp rise in social services referrals during lockdown, plus spiralling costs for mental health support and a bulging backlog in the family courts, with some councils buckling under the weight of the extra work brought by coronavirus.

CELCIS - Centre for Excellence for Children's Care and Protection,

This event, hosted by CELCIS, will explore the theme of inclusion, experience and value in participation projects, and how organisations use different approaches, depending on the context.

Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform,

This webinar, the fifth in the Transforming Children's Care Webinar Series focused on a new study ('Impact of COVID-19 on Privately Run Residential Care Institutions: Insights and Implications for Advocacy and Awareness Raising'). The study, comprising 21 semi-structured interviews across seven focus countries, explores the effect of COVID-19 on a small number of privately run and funded residential care institutions.

What Works for Children's Social Care, Centre for Evidence and Implementation,

A systematic review exploring the lived experience of matching children with foster families and examining the evidence on the outcomes of matching decisions.