Monthly Archives: August 2016

New Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families to improve child mental health

The new Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families, Edward Timpson, will see his first responsibility to improve children’s mental health.

Previously the Minister of State for Children and Families, his new role will take charge of the National … Read more

Ofsted announces immediate action plan to support children affected by domestic abuse

From next month multi-agency inspections of how services work together to protect children within local authority areas will focus on the quality of support for children living with domestic abuse.

The announcement by Ofsted will see the first six joint … Read more

The NSPCC answers rise in calls by launching new Childline website

The NSPCC has launched a new, more responsive Childline website after a summer season in which the number of children contacting the charity has risen to over 100 contacts a day.

Worried children and young people have been contacting the … Read more

Final analysis of children’s serious case reviews tackled in Community Care magazine

The last in a series of triennial analysis of serious case reviews covered by Community Care magazine was published this week and, while generally positive about the role played by services in protecting children, it also identified several “pressure points” … Read more

Children’s Commissioner announces ‘Ambitious’ plan

Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield has announced a five year plan, designed to bring positive change to all of the UK’s children, particularly those most disadvantaged.

Entitled ‘Ambitious for Children’ the initial first year business plan encompasses inclusive learning and action … Read more