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The report on the disposal of babies ashes at Mortonhall Crematorium has now been published online by the City of Edinburgh Council and you can read it at the link provided. The Mortonhall Investigation report was commissioned by the City of Edinburgh Council’s Chief Executive Sue Bruce in January 2013…
A woman is being held by police on suspicion of murdering her four-year-old daughter and twin sons aged three. Tania Clarence, 42, cared full-time for the three children, who are understood to have suffered from a life-limiting genetic condition, while their father Gary worked as a director at City bank…
Parents whose babies' remains were disposed of without their knowledge are "stunned" that they were not informed that a report into the scandal was passed to Edinburgh City Council last week. Former Lord Advocate Dame Elish Angiolini presented her findings to the council on April 14 after completing an investigation…
More nursery education should be carried out in schools to prepare children better for later education and help bridge the gap between rich and poor, the chief inspector of schools has said. Sir Michael Wilshaw warned that too many early years education providers are failing to teach youngsters "social, emotional…
A review of 124 cases of neglect across England found a "mixed picture" in the quality of responses from local authorities and other agencies, Ofsted said. Children were being left in harmful situations for too long in nearly half of the long-term cases examined, a report by the children's watchdog…
More than 4,500 children have been strip searched by the Metropolitan Police over the last five years, figures show. Some 4,638 children between the ages of 10 and 16 were asked to remove their clothes before being searched by police between April 2008 and the end of 2013. Around a…
The new Children and Families Bill - which has just received royal assent - will mean changes to the law to give greater protection to vulnerable children, better support for children whose parents are separating, a new system to help children with special educational needs and disabilities, and help for…
A new six-month pilot will see social workers going into Norfolk schools to target needy children. The six-month pilot is designed as a preventative measure to cut the number of children who ultimiately end up in the care system. Watchdogs, who last year branded Norfolk County Council’s arrangements for protecting…
Information on the numbers of children referred to and assessed by children's social services for the year ending March 2013. The ‘Characteristics of Children in Need’ publication contains figures on the numbers of children referred to and assessed by children’s social services. It includes information on: the characteristics of children…
Muslim children at risk of radicalisation at the hands of their parents are victims of child abuse and should be taken into care, Boris Johnson has said. The Mayor of London called for children at risk from extremism to be removed from their families to stop them being turned into…
The Children and Young People's Health Benchmarking Tool brings together and builds upon health outcome data from the Public Health Outcomes Framework and the NHS Outcomes Framework. Initial data is available where it has been published on the Public Health Outcomes Framework and the NHS Outcomes Framework for different geographical…
The aim of this working paper is to provide information about the working conditions and in-service training opportunities of early childhood education and care (ECEC) workers and to describe how these factors are linked to outcomes for children. This paper is part of the research project ‘Assessing childcare services’ being…
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