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In the News: Childline tool for teenagers, care referrals in Northern Ireland, school exclusions

Published: 29.10.13

A round up of the latest features and articles relevant to adoptive families.
In the News: Childline tool for teenagers, care referrals in Northern Ireland, school exclusions

App launched to tackle sexting
A new app has been launched by Childline to help teenagers deal with the pressure of sexting. Childline 17/10/13

Rise in number of care referrals in Northern Ireland
The Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety has released children's social care statistics for 2012/13. Findings include that during 2012/13 there were 37,664 referrals to children's social services, a rise of 6% on the previous year.

SEN pupils are six times more likely to be excluded from school
Children who have a statement of special educational needs are significantly more likely to be excluded from school than those without, latest government figures have revealed. CYP 24/10/13