For every horror story out there about looked after young people, and the stigma that often surrounds it, there are many more which outline the positive Read more
A survey which has been completed by 2,263 looked after children across 16 local authorities, the largest of its kind ever conducted, reveals that 83% of Read more
At a cost of £1 million, ten pilots will run up and down the country in order to trial a new form of mental health assessment which focuses on the individual child and their specific needs as they enter care. Read more
Demand for the Children’s Commissioner’s support service for children in care is rising with the number now doubling year-upon-year. Help at Hand is a service offering free Read more
Police are often bogged down with responding to trivial issues concerning young people in care homes as they are called in to deal with a high volume of problems, Read more
The amount of young people taken into care has doubled over a decade. In 2008 the number was nearly 7,500 and last year it had tipped to 14,490.