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Two-thirds of councillors responsible for children’s services say their local authority doesn't have the resources to provide universal services such as children’s centres, finds survey.
New research highlights the effectiveness of parenting training schemes and mentors in supporting adopters.
Parents of SEN children are still struggling after recent reforms, reports Charlotte Goddard
Adoptions are to be fast-tracked with a £200m overhaul announced by education secretary Nicky Morgan.
The coalition of adopter champions will work alongside the Government to improve support for families at the start of their adoptive journey.
A practical guide to help police officers identify and support children and families at risk of long-term harm at the earliest opportunity has been launched.
Teachers, social workers and council leaders could be sent to prison for five years if they fail to act on suspicions of child abuse.
Supporting parental and child wellbeing through pregnancy to the first two years of a child’s life should be viewed as a key priority and attract as much spending as the defence budget, former children’s minister Tim Loughton has said.
A move from late to early intervention would save the Government billions of pounds a year, suggests new research.
The charity Shelter, which has launched an emergency appeal, says that the number of families living in temporary accommodation has risen.
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