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30/09/2014

National Care Leavers Week 2014 - New Belongings

This years National Care Leavers’ Week (NCLW) 2014 is happening 23-31 October and the theme is ‘New Belongings’.   The event is supported by The Care Leavers’ Foundation, and the programme is available here: http://www...

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17/09/2014

NCB's survey request on the initial impact and implementation of the staying put legislation

The National Children’s Bureau (NCB), as part of the Children’s Partnership, is carrying out a brief online survey looking at the initial impact and implementation of the staying put legislation...

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16/09/2014

August E-Keynotes

Our regular newsletter on leaving care - August E-keynotes has been published. E-Keynotes brings you all the latest news and developments on leaving care in England. For past editions, and to subscribe see our page on monthly updates...

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28/08/2014

New local authority duties regarding out of area placements for looked after children (England only)

The Department for Education (DfE) has published Out of authority placement of looked-after children – Supplement to the Children Act 1989 Volume 2: Care planning, placement and case review guidance, which provides statutory guidance on the requirements for local authorities making distant placements to: consult children’s services in the area of placement have the director of children’s services of the responsible authority approve the placement consult local youth offending teams when a young person is subject to youth justice supervision...

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28/08/2014

Children’s homes review workshops – a chance to make your contribution

The Department for Education (DfE) is considering new quality standards for children’s homes.It is running workshops to set out its proposals and seek the views of youth justice practitioners in the community and secure estate for children and young people, particularly secure children's homes...

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20/08/2014

Catch22 NCAS advises LAs on the implementation of Staying Put reform

Late last month Catch22’s National Care Advisory Service held workshops in Sheffield and London to address the Staying Put reforms, which allow care leavers to remain with their foster carers after turning 18, until 21-years-old...

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