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The Duchess of Cambridge will learn about the world of fostering today when she meets carers and young people who have been fostered. Kate will travel to the offices of Islington Council in London where the Fostering Network is hosting a reception to celebrate the work of foster carers. The…
A woman has failed in a legal bid to prevent her two-year-old son being adopted by practising Christians who are not a "religious match". The woman wanted to revoke an judge's order that the little boy should be placed for adoption and argued that a relative should be allowed to…
Parents are being encouraged to cut back on the amount of sugar they feed their children in a new Public Health England (PHE) campaign launched today. It comes as a survey, carried out by NetMums, found two-thirds of parents are worried about the amount of sugar in their children's diets…
Young people experiencing mental health problems should have access to therapy online, the care minister has said, as he warned that GPs must not put patients on anti-depressants as a "sort of default position". Norman Lamb said a taskforce is currently looking at how to modernise children and young people's…
The number of family court cases involving contact with children in which neither party are represented by lawyers have nearly doubled in the last year, a report on the impact of legal aid cuts has found. There were 17,268 cases involving contact with children where both parties represented themselves starting…
Charity 4Children has set out plans to create new Children and Family Hubs in every disadvantaged locality – building on and extending the approach to integrated support pioneered in Sure Start Children’s Centres. These “super hubs” aim to deliver and coordinate the full range of children and family services in…
Charity boss Anne Longfield has been named as the Government's preferred candidate to become the next children's commissioner. In a letter to the cross-party Commons education select committee, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said that Ms Longfield was "the strongest candidate" for the post from a "very competitive field". Ms Longfield…
A growing number of vulnerable young people are being put at risk because of "serious and deeply ingrained problems" in children's mental health services, a critical report by the Health Select Committee has found. MPs said mental health services are "operating in a fog" because essential research into the state…
Some 90,000 children will wake up homeless this Christmas in Britain, equating to three children for every school in the country, according to a report from Shelter. An investigation by the charity highlighted the "severe emotional distress" suffered by many children living in temporary accommodation such as B&Bs and hostels,…
Health Minister Jim Wells, has launched the new Regional Bereavement Careplan for parents and families who experience miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death, today in Parliament Buildings. This new Careplan, replaces the 2006 Bereavement Careplan, and consists of regional guidance and seven care pathways, each related to when the pregnancy or…
This years Kilbrandon Lecture will be delivered by Lord David Hope of Craighead, former Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General. Lord Hope will reflect on a number of important cases which came his way that have influenced the shape and direction of Scotland's Children's Hearings…
A paper examined the experiences of children who visited parents in prison in England and Wales. It said that there had been more than half a million such visits in 2013 and that children and their families often reported the experience as traumatic. It said that prisons varied considerably in…
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