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The Task Force on Foster Care of the Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform hel
People in England and Wales must now be aged 18 and over to get married.
A record number of children and young people in England have sought mental health support, according to new analysis.
This study looked at how well matched children in England are to their homes and the extent to which their participation, views, wishes and feelings are considered in the decision-making process. The study looked at a small group of children who have a very wide and diverse set of needs and who live in children’s homes that were visited by Ofsted inspectors in late 2019.
Emerging evidence suggests that distant placements and multiple moves may be detrimental to young people in care settings. Less is known about the characteristics of young people in secure care most affected by these processes. This UK study examined distance from home and number of previous placements in English young people detained in secure care and their relationships with organisational and individual characteristics.
This study aimed to use longitudinal data pertaining to children who had been adopted from care to examine the relationship between being adopted from care and psychological trauma.
Hundreds of lone child refugees have been housed in Home Office hotel accommodation branded “unacceptable” by Ofsted despite ministers pledging to end the practice last year, it has emerged.
The Scottish Government Implementation Plan sets out the Government of Scotland's actions and commitments to Keep the Promise for care experienced children, young people and their families. The plan lays out what the government will do to Keep The Promise by 2030. The goal is for every child in Scotland to grow up loved, safe and respected so that they realise their full potential.
Sixteen and 17-year-olds in Scotland will not be placed in young offenders institutions, under new plans. The Scottish government said it wanted to end the placement of under 18s in custody "without delay". Instead, ministers said they would fund "care-based alternatives" and shift the approach from "one of punishment to one of love and support".
A major plan containing 80 actions to improve the lives of children, young people and families in and around the edges of care in Scotland has been published. The ‘Keeping The Promise Implementation Plan’ aims to significantly reduce the number of children in care, with at least £500 million over this Parliamentary term to help families stay together.