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In the News: 70% of family courts not meeting 26-week target for care cases

Published: 08.09.14

A round up of some last week's news stories related to adoption and children in care
In the News: 70% of family courts not meeting 26-week target for care cases

Early years premium needs London weighting, councils warn 
Disadvantaged children in London could miss out on £1.1million of funding. CYPN 29.8.14 

70% of family courts not meeting 26-week target for care cases 
Cafcass figures show only 12 designated family judge areas would currently meet the 26-week time limit for care cases. Community Care 1.9.14

Manchester's child protection services branded 'inadequate' for putting children at risk 
The city council's child protection services have been downgraded in damming Ofsted report. Mancunian Matters 3.9.14

Council criticised over adoption push were acting "against child's wishes" 
Hillingdon Council criticised for trying to remove disabled girl from foster family. Community Care 4.9.14

Councils 'need time' to deliver SEN reforms 
The Council for Disabled Children has called for local authorities to be given time to fully implement SEND reforms. CYPN 5.9.14