In the News: Care placement criticism, More support for care leavers

Published: 30.05.13

A round up of the latest features and articles relevant to adoptive families.
In the News: Care placement criticism, More support for care leavers

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.
CYP 23/5/13

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.
gov.uk 22/5/13

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.
Guardian 28/5/13

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