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In the News: Parenting schemes; Standards on the rise; Concurrent planning

Published: 02.04.14

Our weekly round-up of adoption related news stories.
In the News: Parenting schemes; Standards on the rise; Concurrent planning

Parenting scheme cuts number of children going into care
The Strengthening Families programme in the north-west of England is supporting pregnant women who have already had children taken into care. Guardian 26/3/14

Children's home standards on the rise
The proportion of children's homes that received a "good" or better rating from Ofsted rose in the final three months of 2013, latest figures reveal. CYP Now 27/3/14

New research shows benefits of concurrent planning
A new study by Coram has found children adopted through concurrent planning are less likely to experience problem including behaviour difficulties and depression than those children places at a later stage. Coram

Timpson announces study into children's services outsourcing
The government is to investigate the potential for large-scale outsourcing of local authority children's services. CYP Now 27/3/14