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Covid Fund launched by charity to support vulnerable children

Buttle UK has established The COVID-19 Direct Emergency Response for Children and Young People Fund to support vulnerable children and young people adversely impacted by the recent COVID-19 crisis.

The charity is now working in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund to deliver £2 million in National Lottery grants to support vulnerable children and young [...]

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Addiction services unable to cope as heavy drinking rises during COVID pandemic

Soaring numbers of people drinking riskily during the COVID-19 pandemic has left addiction services ill equipped to provide treatment and support, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned.

The College’s new analysis of Public Health England’s latest data on the indirect effects of Covid-19 found that over 8.4 million people are now drinking at higher risk, [...]

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Families facing financial crisis during bleak winter ahead, warns charity

A ‘worrying new wave’ of families who were just about coping with the pressures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic will be heading for financial crisis, Action for Children has warned.

With winter, the end of furlough and a possible second COVID outbreak looming, thousands of families, already struggling to feed and clothe their children, could be [...]

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Psychologists to review ChildLine’s response to suicide risks

The NSPCC’s response to children at risk of suicide is to be studied by psychologists at the University of Birmingham in response to an increase in the number of contacts the charity receives about mental ill health and suicide.

The children’s charity has funded a research programme at the University that will enable experts to explore [...]

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Ban under 18s in care from placements in bedsits, hostels and caravans

The government is being urged to change the law to prevent local authorities placing under-18s in care in unregulated accommodation including bedsits, hostels and caravans.

The children’s commissioner for England wants to see all children in care who need a residential placement housed in accommodation regulated under the same standards as children’s homes.

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner [...]

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Three projects to trial teachers in children’s social care teams

Teachers are to be placed in children’s social care teams in three local authorities under projects announced by the What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC).

The Centre has provided £400,000 of funding for the projects in Bath and North East Somerset, York and Hartlepool where an advisory teacher will be placed within children’s social care [...]

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Covid Fund launched by charity to support vulnerable children

17/09/2020

Buttle UK has established The COVID-19 Direct Emergency Response for Children and Young People Fund to support vulnerable children and young people adversely impacted by the recent COVID-19 crisis.

The charity is now working in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund to deliver £2 million in National Lottery grants to support vulnerable children and young [...]

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Addiction services unable to cope as heavy drinking rises during COVID pandemic

16/09/2020

Soaring numbers of people drinking riskily during the COVID-19 pandemic has left addiction services ill equipped to provide treatment and support, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned.

The College’s new analysis of Public Health England’s latest data on the indirect effects of Covid-19 found that over 8.4 million people are now drinking at higher risk, [...]

Read Full Story

Families facing financial crisis during bleak winter ahead, warns charity

15/09/2020

A ‘worrying new wave’ of families who were just about coping with the pressures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic will be heading for financial crisis, Action for Children has warned.

With winter, the end of furlough and a possible second COVID outbreak looming, thousands of families, already struggling to feed and clothe their children, could be [...]

Read Full Story
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