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The biggest independent providers of children’s care in England made profits of more than £300m last year, as concern mounts over the conditions that some children are being placed in and the spiralling costs for councils.
Young people transitioning from the care system into adulthood are to receive a one-off Care Leaver Payment of £2,000 to support them to move into more independent living under proposals being considered.
A report into the deaths and serious injury of children in care, which the government tried to keep secret, uncovered evidence of stabbings, sexual exploitation and a lack of suitable placements. The nine-page review examined 89 instances of death or serious harm among the most vulnerable young people in society over a two-year period to June 2020.
Advancements in Child Protection Administrative Data and Solutions for Tackling Child Exploitation and Abuse
Experiences of risk and trauma within and beyond the family often intersect with stigma, discrimination and social inequalities. The risk of disadvantage may be exacerbated by discrimination linked to poverty, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, as well as the stigma of child welfare intervention itself. EuSARF 2023 will address these critical themes through discussions across countries, reflecting together on the role of child welfare services in challenging inequity and enabling social justice for people whose life chances may be jeopardised by risks within and beyond the family
Hope and Homes for Children seeks a Senior Grants Partnerships Manager (Institutional Funding Lead) to provide leadership on all aspects of the institutional funding cycle.
This study produced a nuanced understanding of the residential care experiences of LGBTQ+ young people in England.
This paper explores how criminalisation, care experience and motherhood may intersect to produce multi-faceted structural disadvantage within both systems of care and punishment in England.
This paper considers eight evaluations of an extended care scheme in England known as ‘Staying Close’. Findings suggest that for extended care projects like ‘Staying Close’ to work, any service offer designed to support the transition from residential care to independent living must be seen by the young person, the carer, and the wider social network, as a continuation of earlier efforts to build and nurture a genuinely committed relationship.
In a landmark judgement on July 25, the High Court ruled the government’s use of hotels to accommodate children that are seeking asylum in Britain and are not accompanied by an adult, as ‘unlawful.’