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In the News: Looked-after children and youth homelessness, Inquiry for children in care

Published: 06.06.13

A round up of the latest features and articles relevant to adoptive families.
In the News: Looked-after children and youth homelessness, Inquiry for children in care

Adoption champion launches overlooked children scheme

A father of nine adopted children has won government backing for a scheme to find families for up to 2,000 older children, siblings and those from ethnic minorities who would otherwise be overlooked. Sunday Times 2/6/13

Looked after children and youth homelessness

In Northern Ireland, the Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership is consulting on a draft action plan to improve outcomes for looked after children and homeless young people. CYPSP June 13

Fresh inquiry sees MPs investigate support for children in care

A group of MPs has launched an inquiry to examine whether looked-after children receive the support to which they are entitled. CYP 5/6/13

Justice system must ensure wellbeing of prisoners' children

Children's welfare should be considered at every stage of the criminal justice system when their parents are facing detention or imprisonment, a group of charities is urging. CYP 3/6/13