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In the News: Social Workers must be better trained, reform criticised, baby bonds

Published: 26.03.14

A weekly round-up of adoption related news stories.
In the News: Social Workers must be better trained, reform criticised, baby bonds

Ofsted: Social workers must be better trained and supported to identify and assess neglect
The inspectorate reviewed the assessments made in 124 neglect cases and found nearly half failed to pay enough heed to the family's history or impact of neglect on the child Community Care 26/3/14

Children and Families Act: Fostering-for-adoption reform criticised
A change to the law that encourages foster carers to go on to adopt has been criticised on the grounds that it could mean children are placed with families without birth parents receiving legal advice. CYP 14/3/14

Baby Bonds
The Sutton Trust has published a review of the literature on attachment. The Sutton Trust 21/3/14