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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…
Cardiff University and the Welsh Government have joined forces to launch an online hub to share information and resources focusing on children in care and their education. ExChange: Care & Education is a bilingual, free to access online hub which will focus on care experienced children and young people and…
A 17-year-old girl with a history of mental health difficulties who was raped after going into council care and being placed in a specialist residential unit should move to secure accommodation for her own good, a family court judge has decided. Three men accused of offences were found not guilty…
Police Scotland have launched a sex abuse enquiry involving a former children’s care home in Glasgow after receiving a complaint from a former resident. Officers have launched the investigation after being contacted by an individual who has claimed they were abused while in the care of Park Lodge Children’s Care…
Historical abuse survivors have accused Northern Ireland's politicians of putting their own needs before victims as they continue to wait for financial payments promised 17 months ago. Victims have warned that many have been left suicidal or facing financial ruin as the current Stormont impasse means that the findings and…
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