|Children and Young People Now report on a working group set up by government to consider legislation which would ensure children have an ongoing relationship with both parents after separation. The legislation is contrary to recommendations in the Family Justice Review which raised concerns over the effect this legislation might have on child protection. Presents arguments for and against the legislation.|
|Source: Children & Young People Now 21 February 2012|
|The Government are consulting on proposals to prohibit the use of force by bailiffs and provide specific safeguards for protecting children. Proposals include: prohibiting bailiffs from entering a property where children under 16 and vulnerable people who are not the debtor are the only people present.|
|Source: Children & Young People Now 17 February 2012|
Ministry of Justice consultation: transforming bailiff action
|The Welsh Government has announced plans for adoption reform. A public consultation on the proposed Social Services Bill will be launched in March. The Bill will explore the remit of a national service that will work with adoption agencies to reduce bureaucracy and help organisations focus on efficient delivery and service change.|
|Source: Welsh Government 23 February 2012|
Young asylum-seekers being left homeless and hungry, charity warns
Refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant children and young people are being left homeless and hungry, according to the latest report by The Children’s Society.
Baby P social workers made
Care Quality Commission chief Cynthia Bower resigns
Cynthia Bower, the chief executive of the Care Quality Commission, has resigned.
In a statement announcing her departure from the troubled quango, Bower said:
Salford rubberstamps plans to cut youth budget by further
Emma Harrison steps down from ‘family champion’ role
The government’s “family champion” Emma Harrison has stepped down from the role after a series of allegations emerged against her company A4e.
Children in care given little notice of placement moves
More than half of children in care were given a week or less notice before they were moved to a different placement, the children’s rights director Roger Morgan’s annual monitoring report has found
February 20, 2012.