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A woman who grew up in care has won a prestigious award for her documentary about young people in the care system. Rebecca Southworth, who graduated from the University of Salford’s BA Television and Radio (BATAR) programme with a first class degree in 2015, has won a Royal Television Society…
The Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University has been commissioned by Welsh Government to undertake a large scale evaluation of outcomes for looked after children including: A comparison of intended and actual placement outcomes for all children who came into care over a one year period A…
Aspire Scotland, a bespoke care and education services for children and young people in the UK, has been sold to the Priory Group for an undisclosed sum. Aspire Scotland operates seven homes in Scotland and caters for vulnerable children and young people, providing a safe, nurturing and ‘family’ environment. It…
Care workers will lose their jobs and providers will go bust if the Government does not fund historic liabilities for paying staff on so-called "sleep-in shifts", local authorities have warned. The Government announced on Wednesday that social care providers including children's homes will be given up to a year to…
Social care providers including children's homes have been given up to a year to identify what they owe workers who were incorrectly paid below the minimum wage for sleep-in shifts. Employers will then have up to three months to pay workers under a new "compliance scheme", ministers said. The Government…
Seven men have denied child cruelty and indecent assault offences dating back to the 1980s at a children's home. The charges relate to allegations of abuse of youngsters at Wisteria Lodge in Coventry between 1981 and 1997. Philip Barnett, 64, Russell Garner, 58, Pat Duignan, 59, David Saunders, 64 and…
A number of children's homes fear they could face closure due to a change in the interpretation of the law on pay for overnight carers, ministers have been warned. The Independent Children's Homes Association said a poll of 63 of its members - which include residential homes, residential children's schools,…
Survivor groups in Scotland have called on all survivors of abuse in care to take part in an important consultation, allowing individuals to share their views on a possible financial redress scheme for the first time. The consultation has been developed and delivered through a collaboration between a range of…
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