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Children will get more access to nursery provision, free school meals and increased care support as part of a wide-ranging legislation approved by MSPs last night. The Children and Young People Bill was backed in a final vote at Holyrood after a long and sometimes heated final debate. While some…
A nursery in Billericay, Essex, has been closed and a woman arrested after concerns over the treatment the children in its care. Essex Police is carrying out an investigation at Abacus Day Nursery, on Orchard Avenue, Billericay, following concerns about treatment of some of the children in its care. A…
Plans to appoint a named guardian for every child are almost certain to be subjected to legal challenge if they are approved at Holyrood, the Tories have claimed. The controversial proposal to assign all youngsters a "named person" to monitor their wellbeing is one of a number of measures included…
A new service for children contained in a bill currently going through the Scottish Parliament is causing some controversy north of the border. Whilst I wouldn’t normally pay too much attention to developments in family law in Scotland (after all, the Scots have an entirely separate family law system), this…
A report on how ‘separated children’ must be protected when they arrive in Northern Ireland has been launched by the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People. Patricia Lewsley – Mooney said “Separated Children are a relatively small, largely invisible but extremely vulnerable group of children in our society…
A childminder has been banned from looking after children after a 14-month-old baby was seriously injured at her home. Halima Nassif is alleged to have left the boy in the care of an unregistered family member to go to another job when he sustained a severe head injury. The Care…
SNP plans to appoint a so-called guardian for every child have met opposition from another religious body. The Evangelical Alliance Scotland wants to discuss the proposal, outlined in the Scottish Government's Children and Young People Bill, and reach "consensus" with Children's Minister Aileen Campbell. Director Fred Drummond said: "While we…
The Care Inspectorate has served an improvement notice on an Aberdeen private school at the centre of complaints over the quality of care given to children there. It sets out actions that the Hamilton School Nursery must take to safeguard the health, safety and wellbeing of children. It was revealed…
The British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN) have issued a call for absracts for their 9th annual gathering to take place in Edinburgh next year. The Congress aims to highlight the latest developments in research, practice and policy, and to identify how these…
Two women, aged 25 and 65, have been reported to the procurator fiscal following an investigation at The Hamilton School in Aberdeen. Police launched an investigation following allegations on a website that was set up about the school. In a statement, police said: " Police Scotland can confirm that as…
A new way of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and young people in the borough has been launched. The Multi-Agency Screening Service (MASS) aims to ensure the highest level of communication, understanding and analysis of safeguarding intelligence and information within the organisations responsible for keeping children safe.…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published its findings today on its inspection of Children's Social Services in Neath Port Talbot (NPT) County Borough Council. Imelda Richardson, Chief Inspector of CSSIW said: "It is evident that the local authority is making some progress in implementing the strategic…