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More than a third of UK adults are very or quite worried about the welfare or safety of a child in their neighbourhood, according to a survey published by Action for Children. This is an 8% increase compared to last year, when 26% said this was the case. While 67%…
A child health expert has called for reporting child abuse to be made mandatory as he led a debate which divided doctors. Professor Andrew Rowland wants to see it become a legal requirement for professionals such as doctors and teachers to report any reasonable suspicion of child abuse or neglect.…
A free mobile app helping users understand the development and behaviour of 13-18 year olds has been launched by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC). The app is the third Child Development app developed by NISCC in partnership with Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast and other key partners…
Young people in foster care will be able to stay with their foster family until they are 21 as part of a new 'When I Am Ready' scheme which is being rolled out across Wales, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford announced. Speaking at an event to mark foster…
A free online course which will help you develop an understanding of caring for vulnerable children in enrolling now. The course aims to inspire and challenge you to think differently about how we, as a society, care for vulnerable children and the future lives we help them to create. You'll…
When young people leave care, the transition can be fraught with difficulties which can continue well into adulthood, and even for life. The continuity of consistent relationships throughout a young person's care experience is important, and young people say they would benefit from positive, nurturing relationships. However, there can be…
A former children's care home worker has been jailed for 13 years after being convicted of a catalogue of abuse on vulnerable boys in Ayrshire. Brian Newman, 58, denied abusing the boys at the home, but a jury unanimously found him guilty of eight of the charges and convicted him…
The former head of Glasgow's Children's Panel has been jailed for 12 years over six counts of sexual abuse involving children in his care. Daniel Ross, 62, abused two boys and a young man over three decades in what Judge Lord Matthews descibed as 'very grave offences'. Ross began his…
Frontline Social Workers are being invited to join a University of Stirling closed discussion group to support a piece of research entitled: 'Exploring the value of a resilience-based approach with young people facing the immediate and long term impact of the life changing event of unexpected early pregnancy’. Researchers are…
The Welsh Government will invest an extra £7.6m every year in mental health services for children and young people in Wales, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. The additional funding will help improve specialist child and adolescent mental health services’ (CAMHS) ability to respond out of hours…
Three men have been found guilty of historical sexual abuse at a school for vulnerable boys over a period of more than 30 years. Colwyn Baker, David Hennessy and Nigel Putman abused youngsters at the now-defunct Swaylands School in Penshurst, Kent. As well as the abuse committed by the trio,…
Families in Glasgow are to benefit from over £600,000 of National Lottery funding announced yesterday. Amongst those to benefit are women and children living in the east of Glasgow who have been affected by domestic abuse. Thanks to an award of £289,000, Glasgow East Women’s Aid Family Development will now…