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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published its Interim Report on 25 April.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published its Interim Report on 25 April.

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One in three councils are still to decide how they will replace local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) with new arrangements for multi-agency working

One in three councils are still to decide how they will replace local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) with new arrangements for multi-agency working

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Representation of children in public law proceedings

A study has concluded that children should continue to be represented by both a publicly-funded legal representative and a Cafcass guardian, known as the ‘tandem model’ of representation.

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Innovation fund open to help children of dependent drinkers

The Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Work and Pensions have joined to provide funding for councils to establish initiatives to support children of alcoholics and dependent drinkers. They have set aside £4.5m.

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Not making ends meet

See a report about the crisis support schemes run by local authorities. It states that they are failing to operate effectively leaving
more people having to turn to foodbanks and other charities for help.

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NAHT Analysis of High Needs Funding

Funding that the government pays to LA's is not sufficient to support vulnerable pupils

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Reducing Parental Conflict Programme

A £39m programme aimed at reducing conflict between parents in disadvantaged families is to be trialled in 30 council areas. This is to build on existing activity, committed expert organisations and the latest evidence to maximise the impact of investment.

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Vulnerable children and social care in England

Read the review of the state of children's social care.

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More than a number: Scale of youth homelessness revealed

Centrepoint launches data on youth homelessness in the UK

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Youth Crime pilot expanded

A pilot programme that works with young offenders is to be expanded.

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