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Oct
18

This report explains how existing data was used to identify groups of vulnerable babies in England and obtain aggregate totals for each type of vulnerability. The focus is on babies under the age of one, although figures for children up to the age of four were recorded for context. Three vulnerability types were classified: •Type 1: In the system – groups of babies who are supported by the state •Type 2: Health needs – groups of babies who have physical or mental health needs •Type 3: Invisible babies –groups of babies with personal or contextual needs that are not well addressed by universal services The report discusses these vulnerability types, explains the methodology used and analyses the sources and quality of the available data.   Read More ...


Oct
18

A report published by the Children’s Commissioner for England suggests there are 15,800 babies under the age of 1 considered by local authorities to be vulnerable or highly vulnerable and at risk of harm, but still living at home. The report comes as many local authorities are struggling with unprecedented financial pressures that are putting increasing strain on children’s social services.   Read More ...


Oct
17

The Children’s Commissioner’s Office for England published a report which examines the number of children living at home who are considered by local authorities to be highly vulnerable.   Read More ...

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Oct
17

This blog post explores the findings of a recent briefing from CELCIS about going to university from care.   Read More ...

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Oct
11

Children in Scotland is celebrating its 25th year creating a plan of action surrounding children’s rights and equality.   Read More ...

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Oct
10

Infants subject to care proceedings as newborns are the focus of this report from the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory for England and Wales.   Read More ...


Oct
10

A new study published has reported that the likelihood of newborn babies being involved in care proceedings has increased.   Read More ...

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Oct
10

The Mental Health Foundation, has launched a new campaign focussing on the mental health of schoolchildren in Scotland.   Read More ...

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Oct
08

A research project which addressed how looked after children and young people accessed music opportunities, if at all, what barriers there were, and how they might be overcome.   Read More ...


Oct
04

Figures show that total spend by local authorities across England will increase to £4.16bn for 2018/19.   Read More ...

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