- Channel 4 commissions new documentary series focused on Care Experienced young people. https://www.channel4.com/press/news/channel-4-gains-rare-access-care-system-kids
- Aspiring young Glasgow DJs and producers invited to free music tuition masterclasses. The 6-week course is open to Care Experienced young people under 30.
Here’s your news from across the UK:
- Pressure rising on UK government to follow Scotland and Wales in apologising for forced adoption practices.
- Article covering what the report on abuse of disabled children in residential homes means for social workers and councils.
- Campaigners warn the care system is re-traumatising Care Experienced people as they are moved up to 500 miles from home.
- MSPs growing increasingly concerned with the potential costs of the National Care Service. https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/23479950.msps-increasingly-concerned-cost-snp-flagship-care-reforms/
- Become has launched a report about Care Experienced young people being moved further away from home, and it’s affect on wellbeing.
- Proposed residential closures risks heightening lack of placement crisis. https://www.cypnow.co.uk/analysis/article/wider-factors-influencing-the-closure-of-children-s-homes
- Article calling for a review of policies put in place to deal with behavioural issues of people in care, claiming they have not worked.
- Murder of a toddler has led to calls for a review of children’s services in Wales. https://news.sky.com/story/lola-james-calls-for-wales-wide-review-of-childrens-services-after-toddlers-murder-12866650
- Article highlighting the work labour councils can do to better support Care Experienced people after the Government’s weak response to Care Review.
- A blog post by the new Children’s Commissioner’s Digital Engagement Assistant who is Care Experienced. Benita recalls her experience as a “care leaver”.
- Outcomes First Group, which is owned by private equity firm Stirling Square, is planning to close a several children’s homes across the Midlands and southern England by 5 May.
Here’s your news from the rest of the world:
- An article analysing the problems facing Syrian orphans as opinions towards looked-after children different to those of the Western world.
- US bill passed allows any court-appointed guardians who are licensed foster parents to be eligible for state subsidies, instead of just relatives licensed as foster parents.
- A letter to the editor of the Washington Chronical about improving the foster care in the US.