Children at risk due to “unacceptable inconsistencies” across police forces

Results from a review by The HM Inspectorate of Constabulary on how police respond to missing and absent children has been published in a report. It found inconsistencies between and within forces, across all aspects of the approach to missing children, whether assessing risks, investigating or supporting children.

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Mockingbird programme to support foster families extended further

The Mockingbird Family Model, delivered by The Fostering Network, centres on a constellation where one foster home acts as a …

Children as young as seven drawn into county line gangs

A report by The Children’s Society has found that children as young as seven are being exploited by county line …

Study finds children’s voices omitted from care records

A study by University College London has recommended that the social care records of looked-after children and young people need …