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In The News: reforms risk childcare squeeze, decrease in care applications, 1 in 5 children bullied online, police officers to get special training in child protection

Published: 22.08.13

A round up of the latest features and articles relevant to adoptive families.
In The News: reforms risk childcare squeeze, decrease in care applications, 1 in 5 children bullied online, police officers to get special training in child protection

School holiday reforms risk childcare squeeze

Children’s charity 4Children has warned that giving schools the freedom to set their own dates for holidays will cause childcare problems for families. CYP 20/08/13

 

Decrease in care applications

Latest statistics from Cafcass show a 13% decrease in care applications received in July 2013 compared to those received in July 2012. Cafcass 20/8/13

 

One in five children bullied online, says NSPCC survey

Almost one in five children who use social networking sites suffered a negative experience last year, research by children's charity the NSPCC shows. BBC 11/8/13

 

Thousands of police officers to get special training in child protection following series of cases

More than 4,000 police officers are to be trained in specialist child protection following a series of abuse scandals. Mail Online 19/8/13