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Skills for Health has launched the revised National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Children & Young People’s Health Services. The Standards were revised by Skills for Health as part of a UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) funded project and were reviewed against their applicability for those working in Child…
Almost £3 billion in unpaid child support may never be recovered, according to official accounts.The money is owed by absent parents who have been referred to the Child Support Agency (CSA). Accounts prepared for Parliament by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) class £2.9 billion of the £3.9 billion…
Tax and benefit changes introduced by the coalition Government have cost the average household £1,127 a year and the poorest families with children have lost most, as a proportion of their income, according to a report by an independent economic thinktank. While the very richest tenth in society have lost…
Following separation and/or divorce, a growing number of parents jointly share the care of their child(ren) either equally, or at least 30 per cent care by each parent. Some of these arrangements are consensual and self-organised by co-operating parents, but parents who cannot resolve their disputes privately or through mediation…
Common perceptions that poorer mothers and fathers are likely to be less involved in their children's lives are unfounded, according to research. A new study argues that less well-off parents are just as likely to help with homework, play games and read with their children as those from wealthier backgrounds.…
The Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (STAF) are carrying out a consultation with organisations across all sectors to better understand any issues and concerns raised by the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. If you provide any service for children or young people, even if you have not identified…
A social worker who was called a "Nazi" by a parking inspector embroiled in family court proceedings relating to his daughter has been criticised by a judge. Recorder Mary Lazarus said the social worker - who worked for Hertfordshire County Council - had been "unprofessional" and "insensitive". The judge also…
More than 40 centres which keep children in touch with separated parents have closed in the past 18 months following cuts in the legal aid budget, according to a new report. The closures have hit hundreds of children across England and Wales who want to keep in touch with their…