- A new report by Become, an English charity, has highlighted the scale of the problem in England where Care Experienced people are being placed hundreds of miles away from home.
- North Ayrshire council has put forth a motion to recognise Care Experience as a protected characteristic.
Here’s your news from across the UK:
- The Open University and the John Lewis Partnership have teamed up to offer young people with care experience undergraduate scholarships.
- Charities have come together to write a letter critical of the government’s anti-social behaviour punishment plans.
- Thousands of children across Newcastle are to receive free meals this Easter.
- Local authorities in England to receive funding from the Department of Education to support 16 – 19 year olds currently in care.
- Wolverhampton council is working to provide more employment opportunities for Care Experienced people.
- Three Care Experienced people who had positive experiences of care discuss the system today and how things need to change.
- Charity calls for 66 missing unaccompanied asylum seeking children to be named wards of the court.
- The government has responded to its consultation on supported housing standards for Care Experienced people aged 16 – 17.
- Opinion piece arguing that schools should be able to exclude any pupil, including those with additional support needs and those who are Care Experienced.
- The Department of Education has published its 2021 – 2022 outcomes for children in need.
- Sector leaders warn that the Department of Education’s supported accommodation plans are worse than expected.
Here’s your news from the rest of the world:
- Families in Hong Kong should receive larger cash incentives and educational support to foster children, according to a report from a body established after a series of abuse scandals at childcare centres came to light in 2021.