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The Duchess of Cambridge has praised the extraordinary work of "dedicated and inspirational" staff and volunteers at children's hospices across the UK. To mark the beginning of Children's Hospice Week, Kate has released a personal video message to show her support. A patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), in…
There’s a common myth that does the rounds in the run-up to all elections. We’ve all heard it: the belief that the work of local authorities grinds to a halt in a bid to remain independent and unbiased so that we don’t fall foul of the Purdah Police! “You must…
A former Liberal Democrat MP has raised concern after a High Court judge barred journalists from identifying a woman who has been remanded in custody as a result of social workers raising safety concerns about her three-year-old daughter. Mrs Justice Parker, who is based in the Family Division of the…
Social workers are set to Skype two brothers at the centre of family court litigation after being taken to Iraq. A judge says he wants to hear what the boys, who are 14 and 11, have to say about the dispute between their parents. Mr Justice Holman has told staff…
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…
Leading children's doctors have hit out at plans aimed at transforming the NHS in England, claiming they do not prioritise the health of youngsters. Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) have been created in 44 regions in a bid to revolutionise services while saving money in the face of an expected…
A new Health and Social Care (HSC) app for foster carers, ‘Fostering in a Digital World’, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland has just been launched. The app uses an innovative platform that has been developed specifically for and with HSC foster carers across the South Eastern HSC…
The 10,000 Voices initiative is designed to capture the lived experience of people who use services and affords them an opportunity to tell their story in a way that enables services to change and improve. The survey was undertaken in partnership with the PHA and this report represents the first…
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