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New research for the Children’s Commissioner for England, by the National Children’s Bureau and Research in Practice, has found recent sources of evidence reflecting the voice of children in care and care leavers, providing new insight into young people’s experience of the care system. The report identifies over 280 sources…
A number of appropriate beds have been identified after a High Court judge warned "we will have blood on our hands" if care is not found for a suicidal teenager upon her release from a secure unit. Sir James Munby, the most senior family court judge in England and Wales,…
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…
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