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Government announces £120m funding for Social Care in response to pressures caused by new Covid variant

A further £120m will be available to Councils in England to support social care services as staff absence rates spiral

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Private, voluntary and independent childcare providers excluded from home Covid testing programme

The Department for Education has received fierce criticism for not including private, voluntary and independent (PVI) childcare providers in the home testing Covid programme

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New research finds nine in ten female young offenders to be victims of abuse

Young Women’s Justice project study suggests that the vast majority of women under the age of 18 in the Criminal Justice system have suffered abuse

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Children’s Minister confirms extension of Adoption Support Fund

Vicky Ford has confirmed that the Adoption Support Fund will be extended until 2022

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Education Secretary announces return of free school meals voucher scheme

Gavin Williamson has confirmed that the government will make free school meal vouchers available to support disadvantaged families during the new lockdown

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Kingston and Richmond Youth Offending service praised by inspectors

HM Inspectorate of Probation has released its inspection report on Kingston and Richmond’s Youth Justice Service awarding a ‘good’ overall rating

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Demand for school spaces causes concern during lockdown #3

New government lockdown guidelines are resulting in Schools being inundated with requests from parents seeking spaces for their children

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Westminster lead the way in transforming family services through Family Hubs

Interface are partnering London Borough of Westminster to make Early Help services much easier to access through Family Hubs

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New research indicates obesity rates amongst poorest teenagers is double that of those that are better off

A new study has shown that more than one quarter of teenagers from the poorest backgrounds are now overweight or obese

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North Tyneside to help government understand children’s social work response to Covid 19

The government has commissioned research to understand how local authorities have worked to keep vulnerable children safe during the pandemic

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