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This article presents data from the first large-scale study of fathers involved in repeat (or recurrent) care proceedings in England. The study consisted of three elements: an analysis of population-level administrative data from the Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS), a survey of fathers in pre-proceedings and care proceedings, and a qualitative longitudinal (QL) study of recurrent fathers.
This report reflects on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on children. It compiles information gathered from 25 countries across Europe, and provides recommendations for improving public policies in the short and long-term to support better outcomes for children and families, including children in alternative care or at risk of separation.
"What kind of a country are we, in which the most vulnerable children cannot rely on ministers and councils to treat them well?" asks this editorial piece from the Guardian.
This article examines how unaccompanied young refugees in Sweden relate to and talk about their everyday lives and life plans during a time of transition from childhood to adulthood.
This article explores children’s views and experiences of participation within the context of child protection assessment practice.
According to Anne Longfield, the children's commissioner for England, greater use of private provision for children's residential care has led to a fragmented, uncoordinated and irrational system amid "significant profits," says this article from BBC News.
This article studies how three groups of professional decision-makers – child welfare workers, experts on children and judges – exercise discretion in decisions on adoption from care in the Norwegian child welfare system.
According to this article from the Yorkshire Post, "the voices of care-experienced children must be placed 'at the heart' of the Government’s independent care review, with long term funding implications to raise the ambitions of young people, a northern foster child, poet and university chancellor has said."
The purpose of this study was to investigate sub-groups of adversity in a sample of adopted children in the UK and examine the association with later post-traumatic stress (PTS) symptoms.