Published on 12th June 2018
Almost half of the entire £8.6 billion children’s services budget in England is now spent on 73,000 children in the care system, according to analysis carried out for the children’s commissioner for England.
Published on 7th June 2018
More than 85% of social workers have experienced intimidating behaviour, BASW has warned.
Published on 1st June 2018
Thousands of children in care are still ‘pinging’ around the system, changing homes, schools or social worker, the children’s commissioner for England has found.
Published on 28th May 2018
Social care funding will need to increase by 3.9% a year to meet the needs of an ageing population and an increasing number of younger adults living with disabilities, a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned.
Published on 9th May 2018
MPs have criticised the government’s proposals to transform children and young people’s mental health services as unambitious and failing to help young people who need support.
Published on 21st March 2018
Jeremy Hunt has outlined seven key principles that will guide thinking behind the green paper on social care to be published later this year.
Published on 16th March 2018
Five recommendations from the fostering stocktake could “greatly weaken the legal protection” of vulnerable children, a coalition has warned.
Published on 13th March 2018
A children’s charity which specialises in child sexual exploitation has urged a public inquiry following revelations of a huge sex abuse scandal in Telford.
Published on 6th March 2018
The government will not introduce mandatory reporting of child abuse for social workers after the overwhelming majority of respondents to the consultation on the issue disagreed with the proposal.
Published on 22nd February 2018
Every service user using adult social care should be treated as an individual, new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence concludes.
Published on 9th February 2018
The suggestion that there is a national shortage of foster carers is a misconception, a review of fostering has stated.