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Police are investigating after a baby born prematurely died at the age of seven months while under a social services spotlight. The little girl was the subject of family court litigation, as a result of bosses at Lancashire County Council launching care proceedings, and detail of the case has emerged…
A serious shortage of paediatricians and concerns over Brexit are putting children's health services at risk, a Royal College has warned. Hospital inpatient units for children and neonatal units across the UK are still having to close their doors to new admissions due to a shortage of staff, a new…
A local authority has launched an investigation after a child wandered out of a council nursery. The four-year-old boy's mother found him walking in a nearby street as she was on her way to pick him up from Carleton Nursery in Glenrothes, Fife, according to reports. The child managed to…
A judge has decided not to name two adults given suspended jail terms for unlawfully contacting two children embroiled in family court litigation. Mr Justice Cobb, who is based in the Family Division of the High Court in London, accepted that his decision was unusual, but said anonymity was in…
Improvements are needed to remove the isolation, confusion and fear felt by some young people in Children's Hearings, according to a report. The Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee found that many children involved did not understand the process or the large amount of paperwork associated with a hearing. The…
The founder and former trustees of the collapsed charity Kids Company could be banned from holding company directorships. The youth organisation folded amid a storm of controversy in August 2015 - just days after receiving a £3 million Government grant in a final bid to keep it afloat. Kids Company…
The new child sexual exploitation (CSE) guidance was commissioned by the Department for Education and is based on a review of the evidence by the University of Bedfordshire and Research in Practice. This resource is the original text from which the summary document Tackling child sexual exploitation: Advice for Professionals…
The shortlist for the inaugural Scottish Social Services Awards has been announced revealing the 31 successful entrants making it to the final out of 155 entries nationwide. It includes a mix of individuals, teams and organisations working in social services for a range of third sector and independent organisations, local…
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