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In The News: Outside play, care compromised, care charges

Published: 14.08.13

A round up of the latest features and articles relevant to adoptive families.
In The News: Outside play, care compromised, care charges

Fears over paedophiles and traffic stop parents letting their children play outside

Forty per cent of children would like to play outside more often but cannot because of parent's fears, research has found. Play England 7/8/13

Care for vulnerable children compromised by heavy workloads

Many Independent Reviewing Officers are unable to fulfil their potential to help children in care due to heavy caseloads, a study has found. NCB 9/8/13

More councils look at care charges for parents

At least two further councils are considering following Worcestershire in introducing a controversial system to charge parents if their children are taken into care. CYP13/8/13

Poor grades cause young people to give up on ambitions

Poor exam results cause thousands of young people to abandon their ambitions. New Prince's Trust research shows that struggling school leavers need more vocational support. PrincesTrust 8/13