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In the News: College sounds warning, Care applications rise

Published: 16.05.13

A round up of the latest features and articles relevant to adoptive families.
In the News: College sounds warning, Care applications rise

College sounds warning on fostering-for-adoption plans

Government plans to speed up the adoption process could undermine efforts to place looked-after children with family members and potentially harm child welfare, The College of Social Work has said. CYP 15/5/13

Care leavers need Government support until 25

Barnardo's is calling for more to be done to help children in care move to adulthood. Barnardos 9/5/13

Nearly one in four children living in poverty by 2020

The government has been told to change its child poverty strategy after latest estimates showed that nearly one in four children in the UK will be living in poverty by 2020. CYP 8/5/13

Care applications rise 70% in years since Baby P case

Cafcass paints national picture of care applications since 2008-9, revealing some authorities have seen referrals rise by up to 500%. Community Care 7/5/13