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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…
The second phase of the Scottish child abuse inquiry will investigate children's homes run by the Catholic Church. The inquiry is examining historical allegations of the abuse of children in care and has been taking statements from witnesses since last spring. Officials said the first part of the second phase…
A bid to overturn the child sex abuse conviction of a former boarding school worker found guilty by a jury following his suicide during his trial has succeeded. Darren Turk, 54, hanged himself last June while he was on trial accused of offences against boys aged between 11 and 15…
A brand new writing competition for all school-aged children in Scotland who are looked after or have experienced care has launched today. CELCIS (the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children) has teamed up with The Scottish Book Trust, Who Cares? Scotland, the School of Education at the University of…
The initial impetus for the commissioning of this evidence review was a commitment set out in 'Adoption: A vision for change (2016)' to produce 'an independent summary of relevant research evidence for use by local authority managers, social workers and judges which focuses on comparative outcomes of different placement options'.…
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