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In the News: Reforms, siblings and Facebook

Published: 30.01.13

A round up of the latest features and articles relevant to adoptive families
In the News: Reforms, siblings and Facebook

Adoption reforms 'risk undermining support for vulnerable children'

Plans to redirect £150m of early intervention funding into adoption reform risk reducing frontline services for vulnerable children, the chair of the Local Government Association's (LGA) children and young people board has warned. Children and Young People Now 24/1/13

Making sense of siblings: connections and severances in post-adoption contact

Study exploring the experience of post-adoption direct sibling contact. Child and Family Social Work (Vol. 18, No 1) February 2013 pp 67-76

Facebook admits it is powerless to stop young users setting up profiles

Facebook has admitted that there is almost nothing it can do to stop young users setting up profiles, with academic research suggesting that more than a third of UK 9-12 year olds now have their own page on the social network. Guardian 23/1/13