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Almost 20% of unaccompanied child migrants from Albania taken in by Kent County Council this year have disappeared, the BBC has found. The local authority took in 197 Albanian children up to 31 October, 39 of whom have gone missing.


Ofsted is introducing a new, separate judgement to the framework for inspecting local authority children’s services (ILACS) specifically about the experiences and progress of care leavers.

Anoosh Chakelian - The New Statesman,

The murders of two children revealed shocking shortcomings in the UK’s social care system. This article unpacks what is being done about it.

Monica Lopez Lopez, Gerald P. Mallon, Leo Wieldraaijer-Vincent,

The authors review data about LGBTQIA+ youth in care and describe two European programs that are striving to provide a secure, welcoming, and affirming living environment for LGBTQIA+ youth in child welfare systems.

Mathieu Stafford, Simeon North, Holly Bathgate - Office for National Statistics, UK,

This analysis conducted by the UK Office for National Statistics explores the education and social care background of care-experienced young people in England who were imprisoned at any point up to the age of 24 years. 

Morning Star Online - UK,

Children in care are 10 times more likely to end up in prison by the time they reach 24 than those who grew up outside the system, official figures suggest. The study by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published today found that looked-after children were more at risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system during early adulthood than their peers.

Anastasia Koutsounia - Community Care,

Department for Education’s (DfE) statistics on looked-after children in England, released earlier this month, showed the number of unaccompanied children in care grew by 1,430 in the year to March 2022, surpassing the overall increase of 1,390 in the care population. The latter rose for the 14th consecutive year, by 2%, to 82,170.

EU Neighbour East,

Olena Merzliakova, a psychologist and Ph.D. in Psychology, shared effective and simple tips for parents. She is one of the experts engaged for the EU-funded hotline established this summer by the UNDP.

Lucinda Cameron - The Independent,

No part of Scotland was “immune” to abuse of children in foster care over more than eight decades, an inquiry has heard. The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) has been told of physical, sexual, psychological and emotional abuse, neglect and exploitation since public hearings for the foster care case study opened in May.

Stacy L. Blythe, Emma Elcombe, Renee Carter, Michelle Stacpoole,

This report presents the findings of an online survey and individual interviews which explored the experiences of carers providing out-of-home care to infants in New South Wales. While there is increasing research related to the care of children and young people requiring out-of-home Care, there is comparatively less specifically related to the care of infants. The findings highlight a need to provide increased training, support, and resources for new carers of infants in out-of-home care.