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Research indicates adopted children are facing a mental health emergency

A new study by Adoption UK suggests system failings are causing a mental health crisis for adopted children

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Anti-knife crime charity launches plans to expand services to reach more young people

Redthread has announced plans to reach victims of knife-crime outside of hospital settings

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Call for measures to prioritise support for the mental health needs and employment prospects of young people

A new report from Michael Marmot has called for support for children and young people to be prioritised in Covid 19 recovery plans

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New report shows that young people are not getting the mental health support they need

Mental health charity, MIND, has launched a report suggesting young people’s education is being damaged as they are unable to access good mental health support

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New pilot scheme to give Councils powers for decision making on trafficked children

The Home Office has announced a new pilot programme which will allow Councils to decide upon a child’s status as a victim of trafficking

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Care Review publishes first report laying out the case for key reforms to the children's social care system

New report calls for major reform of and investment in support for vulnerable children and families in England, describing the current system as financially strained and risk-averse.

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North Tyneside Council selected to help drive up standards in national children’s social care

The Department for Education has chosen North Tyneside to become a Sector Led improvement partner to support other local authorities improve service standards

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New report suggests sexual harassment has been ‘normalised’ in schools and colleges

Ofsted review finds sexual harassment, including online sexual abuse, has become ‘normalised’ for children and young people

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Call for local authorities to be legally bound to provide early help

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has called for the introduction of a new legal duty requiring local authorities to provide early help services

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Data suggests over 400,000 more pupils now eligible for free school meals

The Labour party claims data indicates the Covid 19 crisis has lead to more than 400,000 additional pupils now being eligible for free school meals

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