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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 hub, offering planned and...
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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 gaps. The report found that the numb...
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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 to include those chil...
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More support for children of separated parents called for

A report by the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) has called on the government to do more to ensure that after parents separate, the social se...
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Breast ironing recognised as child cruelty and assault by CPS

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published new guidance setting out that breast ironing should be prosecuted as a form of child abuse. The guid...
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Survey reveals extent of grooming on social media sites

A survey by the NSPCC has revealed that 200,000 children may have been groomed on the most popular social networking sites. It found that one in 25 11...
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Domestic abuse factsheets published

The Domestic Abuse Bill 2019 has been introduced in Parliament. Ahead of the legislation being passed, the Government has published a series of factsh...
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New Ofsted inspections to focus on children’s mental health

A new series of joint inspections will begin in September, focusing on children’s mental health. The inspections will examine how local services res...
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Race hate crimes against children at three-year high

The NSPCC has revealed that race hate crime against children has reached a three-year high.  Childline held over 2,500 counselling sessions about rac...