The Weekly News Roundup – 19/12/22

Care Experienced news stories from 12th - 19th of December. This week's highlights include a warning from UK police that gangs are targeting asylum seekers in children's homes to recruit for illegal activities and Action For Children have been helping relatives find out about their ancestors who lived in one of London’s first children's homes.

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Here’s your news from across the UK:

  • Hollis Academy is working with Middlesbrough Council’s virtual school and educational psychology team as it launches the PROCLAIM project. It looks to introduce a universal language of attachment and trauma across the town, providing training and support in schools to drive excellent outcomes for all young people –

Inside the ‘incredible’ Middlesbrough school where a third of pupils are in the care system – Teesside Live (

  • Plans to integrate children’s health and social care into the National Care Service lack vital information, MSPs have warned –

MSPs ask for more details on children’s care reforms | Scotland | The Times

  • A university graduate is campaigning to prevent Care Experienced students from being excluded from schools. –

Stafford graduate will now help prevent students from being excluded (

  • North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) has been told to apologise to a family member who was denied access to their sibling after they were placed into foster care –

North Ayrshire HSCP told to apologise for refusing foster care contact | Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald (

  • Helping young refugees has been a rewarding experience, says foster carer Mike Foster. He is currently looking after three young men from Iran, Iraq and Eritrea –

Refugee foster care role is best thing, says Mr Foster – BBC News

Here’s your news from the rest of the world:

  • China is worried they do not have enough foster parents available to help vulnerable children as the majority of foster carers are over 50 and becoming too old to offer their support.

‘Heart-wrenching’: as Hong Kong loses foster parents to ageing and emigration wave, at-risk children lack family support – YP | South China Morning Post (