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Same needs, different service

By Amy Taylor On a recent trip to a council in the West of England I was struck by the difference in the level of services offered to young people in need who become homeless at the ages of 16 or 17 and those leaving care. While both groups often seemed to have similar problems, […]

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The end of the Childminder

There will be no more posts on The Childminder for the time being as we have a shiny new blog where you can find all the latest news and views on children’s issues and social care – The Social Work Blog. See you there!

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Jonathan Ross insults children in care

by Lauren Revans Normally I quite like Jonathan Ross – even if he is vastly overpaid. But on Friday night, he definitely overstepped the mark.

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This weeks feature articles

In Community Care this week, there are two featured articles relating to the childrens sector. Firstly we have “Stitching a deal together” – read Mark Hunter’s report on the Midlands experience of cross region collaboration Secondly read “Measures of future success” – an investigation, written by Lauren Revans, Natalie Valios and Anabel Unity Sale, into […]

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TV and violence

Watching TV is bad for you – I knew it all along! According to the latest research, reported in Medical News Today watching violent telly between the ages of 2 and 5 is linked to aggressive and anti-social behaviour in boys when they reach the age of 7.

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Family statistics

by Adam McCulloch Interesting new figures from the Office for National Statistics on British families reported on the BBC, and the Office of National Statistics.

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The shape of disputes to come

Local government unions may have settled for 2.5% this time around but they are already on collision course for a clash with employers on coming years. Check out Mithran Samuel’s article from this weeks issue

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Queen’s speech update

The Queen’s Speech has announced a new Children and Young Person’s Bill. “A Children and Young Persons Bill reiterated the pledges of the Care Matters white paper and will give local authorities piloting GP-style social work practices the power to test the model. The bill also recapped on other white paper measures including placing the […]

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Is it ever acceptable to take away the life of an unborn child because it might be disabled?

by Maria Ahmed The question was raised this week as the parliamentary science and technology committee published its report on scientific developments relating to the Abortion Act 1967.

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