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Number of young people receiving mental health support rises to 240,000 (Children & Young People Now)

25th May 2017
  The number of young people in contact with mental health services has passed the 240,000 mark. Figures published by the NHS show that at the end of February this year, there were 240,020 ...

Dozens of Wales’ looked-after children in care outside country (BBC News)

23rd May 2017
More than 130 looked-after children from Wales are currently in care placements outside the country, according to the BBC. BBC Wales asked all 22 local authorities in Wales how many children and yo...

The Adoptables are recruiting! (Coram)

23rd May 2017
The Adoptables is a peer network of adopted young people aged 13-25. They share their experiences as adopted young people at home, in school and in post-adoption support, with professionals, schools a...

50 Babies given the best start thanks to Specialist Adoption Programme (Adoption Matters/Caritas Care)

19th May 2017
[caption id="attachment_6096" align="alignright" width="300"] Members of the NW Concurrent Planning Service together with Adoption Matters & Caritas Care Chief Executive's Norman Goodwin, CBE &...

Flexible business opportunities for adopters within adoption services/support (Cornerstone Partnership)

16th May 2017
The Cornerstone Partnership seeks applicants to run their peer-led adoption support programme across the country. The programme is a three-pronged approach with support from the beginning of the asse...

How to assess a school’s commitment to diversity and inclusion – launch of new resource for parents & carers

4th May 2017
Free Guide Offers a Practical Checklist to Assessing a State and Independent School’s Commitment to LGBT+ Inclusion (with children aged 3-18 in mind)   The P3 Network (P3) - in partne...

Government to investigate how foster care can be improved (Community Care)

24th April 2017
The government has launched a consultation to identify how current foster care provision can be improved. The consultation will review the status, role and function of foster carers in relation t...

Big Bi Fun Day

19th April 2017
The Big Bi Family Fun Day - a safe space for people who are attracted to more than one gender and their friends/partners/families - returns to Leicester on Saturday 13 May. Kicking off at 1pm, the...

Children in care ‘pinballed’ around system (Children & Young People Now)

19th April 2017
Nearly three-quarters of children in care experienced a change in school, home or social worker over a 12-month period, data collated by the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England has s...

Concerns over major drop in adopter recruitment (Children & Young People Now)

13th April 2017
More needs to be done to attract suitable adoptive parents for children with complex needs amid a sharp drop in recruitment, the Adoption Leadership Board has warned. A briefing published by the ...