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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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19/08/2014

July newsletter on leaving care - out now

Our regular newsletter on leaving care has been published and is available here. 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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31/07/2014

Catch22 NCAS report - Are Local Services Good Corporate Parents?

How effectively is corportate parenting embedded across services operating at the local level? NCAS conducted a survey with 32 local authorities to explore how they rated other services' committment to corporate parenting for care leavers...

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23/07/2014

Revised DfE statutory guidance on the education of looked after children

The Department has today published revised statutory guidance on the education of looked after children. It can be found here: Some key duties are below. General Local authorities must ensure: Virtual School Heads (VSHs) are in place and that they have the resources, time, training and support they need to discharge the duty effectively...

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