The Weekly News Roundup – 02/05/2023

In this week's top care-related news stories Channel 4 announced they have commissioned a 3-part documentary called, KIDS that will follow the lives of 6 teenagers in care. And attention all aspiring DJ's, a new Youth Music Initiative is launched to offer a 6-week training programme to young people in Glasgow.

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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.

  • 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.,318512