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A Surrey family who struggled to cope with their disabled son’s behaviour were forced to begin legal action against the county council before it provided the right accommodation for him, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. The family first asked Surrey County Council for help in October…
The final report by the Panel of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry into the abuse of children in the Island's care system over many years was handed to the States of Jersey on Monday, 3 July, 2017. The 15 Terms of Reference dealt with the years from 1945 until the…
The Haut de la Garenne children's home in Jersey should be demolished, a long-awaited report into historical abuse and mistreatment of youngsters on the island has recommended. The home, dubbed "the house of horrors", was where hundreds of crimes were carried out over decades before it was shut in the…
A long-awaited report is being published following an inquiry into historical abuse and mistreatment of youngsters at children's homes in Jersey stretching back decades. The inquiry was set up to establish what went wrong over many years in the care system on the island, which has been rocked by horrific…
Care home staff could not lock doors to prevent a 14-year-old from running away before she and a 13-year-old friend murdered a vulnerable alcoholic in her own home, it has emerged. The killers, who posed for Snapchat selfies while putting Angela Wrightson through a five-hour ordeal, were already known to…
Buying a house is, experts agree, the single most stressful thing any of us will ever do. Finding and securing the perfect property is, we are told, more fraught than getting married, having a baby, getting divorced, losing a job or becoming bankrupt. It is, in short, no fun. If…
Scotland's national child abuse inquiry has heard a succession of apologies from organisations to survivors who say they were abused as youngsters in residential care. Groups including Quarriers, Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, Sisters of Nazareth, De La Salle Brothers, the Bishops' Conference of Scotland and Crossreach,…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) have published the results of their adult and children’s home Self Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) 2016. In October 2016, providers of registered adult care homes and children’s homes completed their SASS for the first time using CSSIW Online. The SASS collected…
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