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Most children and young people in care in Wales are doing well, with over three quarters experiencing a high level of placement stability, new research published today shows. The Welsh Government commissioned the Institute of Public Care (IPC) to carry out an analysis of outcomes for children and young people…
A couple who were caught on CCTV subjecting three young children in their care to a litany of abuse, including vicious beatings, biting and even sucking on their faces, have been jailed. Yea Ping Chan (left), 42, and Foo Khong Heow (right), 49, of Lewisham, tried to claim the violent…
An article in the Times which claimed a judge ruled that a Christian child must be removed from a Muslim foster home was a "distortion", the press watchdog has ruled. Tower Hamlets Council in east London said the story was inaccurate and the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso) upheld its…
A woman who failed a hair-strand drug test fears that she will soon have to say goodbye to her three-year-old son after losing a roller-coaster battle over his care. The woman, who comes from Winchester, Hampshire - but lives in London, became embroiled in family court litigation more than three…
A council has said sorry over failings in its dealings with Parsons Green bomber Ahmed Hassan. The 18-year-old, who lived in Sunbury, Surrey, told immigration officials he had trained with Islamic State after he arrived in Britain illegally in 2015 and claimed asylum as a child. Hassan was referred by…
A "ruthless" teenage asylum seeker has been jailed for at least 34 years for planting the Parsons Green Tube bomb which injured 51 passengers. Iraqi Ahmed Hassan, who claims to be aged 18, pretended to engage with the anti-terrorism Prevent scheme as he plotted mass murder in the capital. He…
New guidance to dispel myths around fostering and adopting has been launched in a bid to boost the number of Muslims helping children in care. The first Islamic Guidance Document on Adoption and Fostering in the UK aims to address a shortfall and counteract a belief held by some within…
A nine-year-old boy said to have suffered repeated flea bites because his home was infested must be taken from his parents' care, a family court judge has ruled. Council social workers had raised a series of the concerns about the boy and his teenage sister. They said his parents had…
The foster parents of the Parsons Green Tube bomber say they feel "betrayed" by his actions - and claim they were never warned that he had admitted being "trained to kill" by militants shortly after he arrived in Britain. Ron and Penny Jones took Iraqi asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan into…
A "devious" teenager is facing years in jail for the Parsons Green Tube bombing which injured 51 passengers. Iraqi asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan, 18, plotted to cause carnage in central London under the nose of the anti-terrorism Prevent scheme. He secretly made 400g of "Mother of Satan" explosives while his…
A report by Bristol Safeguarding Children Board has found the murder of Becky Watts could not have been predicted or prevented. The 33-page review detailed how Becky's mother Tanya Watts and father Darren Galsworthy separated when she was born and she spent her early life living with her mother. Her…
There is a real need for more LGBT people to adopt or foster children in Wales, Minister for Children and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies said today. To mark LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week (5th-11th March), the Minister said Wales needs more prospective adoptive families to care for the 140 children…
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