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Whilst the outbreak of Covid-19 is likely to cause some disruption to WillisPalmer services in the short-term, we are issuing guidance outlining our plans to minimise the impact of the virus.

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Young people with mental ill health struggling in lockdown

Eighty per cent of children and young people with mental health problems have said that the coronavirus pandemic had made their mental health worse.

The second survey by children and young people’s mental health charity YoungMinds found that 41% of young people with mental health problems said it had made their mental health “much worse”, up [...]

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Campaign urges everyone to be aware of signs of child abuse

Professionals including postal workers, delivery drivers and plumbers are being urged to look out for signs of child abuse when visiting people’s homes in an awareness campaign launched by The Children’s Society and National Police Chiefs Council.

Neighbours and professionals are being urged to look out for signs a child may be being abused at home [...]

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Government provides grant for care leavers at risk of homelessness

Funding has been allocated by the government to 21 local authorities to support care leavers at risk of homelessness or rough sleeping.

A total of £723,114.33 grant funding has been allocated to local authorities who had the highest number of care leavers who were homeless or of no fixed abode, in either emergency or Bed and [...]

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Ofsted will prioritise inadequate authorities when inspection re-starts

Local authority children’s services rated inadequate at their last inspection will be prioritised when Ofsted re-starts its inspection process and begins focused visits again after it was temporarily halted during lockdown.

When Ofsted begins prioritising local authorities for focused visits from late September to early October, it will take into account those judged inadequate at their [...]

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Children in secure training centres to be locked in cells for 22.5 hours a day

The Ministry of Justice has amended statutory rules for secure training centres which would see children as young as 12 locked up for 22.5 hours per day.

An accompanying memorandum to the statutory rules states that children will have at least 1.5 hours out of their cells in each 24-hour period, instead of the usual 14 [...]

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Children’s commissioner: Thousands of young people falling through gaps in education and care

Thousands of young people in England are falling through the gaps in the school and social care system amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, the children’s commissioner for England has warned.

Anne Longfield has warned that one in 25 teenagers were already slipping out of sight prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. A report sets out the risks affecting [...]

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Young people with mental ill health struggling in lockdown

14/07/2020

Eighty per cent of children and young people with mental health problems have said that the coronavirus pandemic had made their mental health worse.

The second survey by children and young people’s mental health charity YoungMinds found that 41% of young people with mental health problems said it had made their mental health “much worse”, up [...]

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Campaign urges everyone to be aware of signs of child abuse

13/07/2020

Professionals including postal workers, delivery drivers and plumbers are being urged to look out for signs of child abuse when visiting people’s homes in an awareness campaign launched by The Children’s Society and National Police Chiefs Council.

Neighbours and professionals are being urged to look out for signs a child may be being abused at home [...]

Read Full Story

Government provides grant for care leavers at risk of homelessness

13/07/2020

Funding has been allocated by the government to 21 local authorities to support care leavers at risk of homelessness or rough sleeping.

A total of £723,114.33 grant funding has been allocated to local authorities who had the highest number of care leavers who were homeless or of no fixed abode, in either emergency or Bed and [...]

Read Full Story
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