In the News: Care placement criticism, More support for care leavers
Published: 30.05.13A round up of the latest features and articles relevant to adoptive families.
Associations criticise care placement decision making
Independent foster care and children's home bodies have come together to call on local authorities to use third sector providers to reduce inappropriate care placements.
Care leavers receiving more support than ever before
An improved package of support for young people leaving care has been unveiled by the Children and Families Minister, Edward Timpson.
Foster children are being ignored by the authorities
The needs of the child we support do not appear to come first in any action that is taken on his behalf, writes Suzanne Marlborough.
Take children from criminal families at birth, says top judge
A Yorkshire judge has called for children to be removed from criminal families at birth to end the "frightening" cycle of offending.
Yorkshire Post 28/5/13
Parents want schools to manage dangers of pornography
More than four in five parents want schools to include issues surrounding the dangers of pornography as part of sex education according to a survey by the National Association of Head teachers. NAHT 14/5/13
Basically... porn is everywhere
The Office of the Children's Commissioner has published a report examining the impact of young people's exposure to online pornography. Office of the Children's Commissioner 24/5/13