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Children who have suffered neglect and abuse during lockdown need identifying and providing with support as a matter of urgency as they return to school.

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How long do assessment reports take to complete?

Typically we can complete all types of assessments within care proceedings in six weeks from receipt of instructions. Fostering and adoption reports take longer, usually, 10-12 weeks.

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We are usually able to allocate professionals to a case within 30 minutes from receipt of all information. If you are looking to make a referral, please call us on 01206 878178.

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Yes, we normally have more than one professional who wants to undertake the work so if you would like a choice we can provide you with a collection of CVs and you can then choose the professional you want.

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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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