Children vote unanimously against media access to family court hearings

Children vote unanimously against media access to family court hearings

Children with experience of family court hearings voted unanimously against further media access, stating they are private “for good reason”.

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Multi-agency working key to identifying risk of abuse to vulnerable children, says Home Office review

Multi-agency working key to identifying risk of abuse to vulnerable children, says Home Office review

The Home Office has published a review of current procedures to identify vulnerable children and adults at risk of abuse,

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Support for at-risk pupils reduces number of permanent exclusions, says 3-year DfE study

Support for at-risk pupils reduces number of permanent exclusions, says 3-year DfE study

A study published by the Department for Education (DfE) suggests that permanent exclusions of at-risk children may be reduced when

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Inadequate child protection services in Somerset blamed on director’s failures to recruit

Inadequate child protection services in Somerset blamed on director’s failures to recruit

The interim director of children’s services in Somerset received harsh criticism from councillors and unions saying that his inability to

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Child sexual abuse costs UK a conservative £3bn a year, says NSPCC

Child sexual abuse costs UK a conservative £3bn a year, says NSPCC

In an effort to put “spending on child sexual abuse (CSA) in the context of other costly public health issues”

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Child abuse links to parliament spurs home office investigations

Child abuse links to parliament spurs home office investigations

Home secretary Theresa May MP addressed parliament (7th July 2014) with a statement expressing the intention of an independent investigation

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Four-year plan to “tackle the root causes of child poverty” published by DWP

Four-year plan to “tackle the root causes of child poverty” published by DWP

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a report documenting future plans to “tackle the root causes of

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Birmingham and Devon councils “inadequate” when it comes to child protection

Birmingham and Devon councils “inadequate” when it comes to child protection

The government has issued a direction notice to Birmingham City Council and an improvement notice to Devon County Council after

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Residential holiday schemes for disabled children – legal guidelines

Residential holiday schemes for disabled children – legal guidelines

Ofsted has updated its guide for holiday scheme providers in England outlining how providers and managers must conform to the

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Bullied children: government offers new advice to schools

Bullied children: government offers new advice to schools

The government has issued an addendum to the advice it previously published to help schools tackle bullying and support victims.

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