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Practice guidelines to accompany legislative changes on siblings in care

CELCIS is seeking views to feed into practice guidelines which will accompany some legislative changes to uphold the rights and meet the needs of brothers and sisters with care experience.

Changes are being made to Section 13 of the Children (Scotland) 2020 Act, and the Looked After Children (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 and most of these [...]

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Working households no guarantee for lifting families out of poverty

Having an adult in the household in paid work is not sufficient to raise some families out of child poverty in Scotland, official statistics have shown.

While the risk of poverty is much lower for children where someone in the household is in paid work compared to those in workless households, not all work pays enough [...]

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£280 million boost for SEND provision

The government has announced £280 million funding for special educational needs and disabilities provision.

The funding will be allocated to local authorities to enable them to create new places in early years settings, schools, academies and colleges. The funding can be used to contribute to the cost of creating a whole new special school, or by [...]

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UK in midst of mental health crisis and children are bearing the brunt

The country is in the midst of a mental health crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic, with children and young people being the hardest hit, the Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned.

A year on from the first lockdown and following repeated warnings from the mental health sector about the impact of the pandemic on the country’s [...]

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Professionals back supervision orders as an option in care proceedings

Nine out of 10 professionals believe standalone supervision orders should continue to be an option in care proceedings, according to a survey by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory.

Professionals felt that supervision orders should continue to be available during care proceedings, mainly due to the need for a proportionate order between a care order and no [...]

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Political pressure on children catching up educationally loses focus on mental health

Political pressure to prioritise ‘catching up’ educationally is at the expense of supporting students with mental health issues, according to two thirds of teachers polled by the NEU.

The survey of more than 10,000 teachers, support staff and school leaders found that 66% agreed that political pressure to ensure children catch up with missed education is [...]

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Practice guidelines to accompany legislative changes on siblings in care

18/04/2021

CELCIS is seeking views to feed into practice guidelines which will accompany some legislative changes to uphold the rights and meet the needs of brothers and sisters with care experience.

Changes are being made to Section 13 of the Children (Scotland) 2020 Act, and the Looked After Children (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 and most of these [...]

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Working households no guarantee for lifting families out of poverty

18/04/2021

Having an adult in the household in paid work is not sufficient to raise some families out of child poverty in Scotland, official statistics have shown.

While the risk of poverty is much lower for children where someone in the household is in paid work compared to those in workless households, not all work pays enough [...]

Read Full Story

£280 million boost for SEND provision

15/04/2021

The government has announced £280 million funding for special educational needs and disabilities provision.

The funding will be allocated to local authorities to enable them to create new places in early years settings, schools, academies and colleges. The funding can be used to contribute to the cost of creating a whole new special school, or by [...]

Read Full Story
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