2020 News: Looked after children

01/03/2021: Care Review officially launches as experts panel revealed

England’s Independent Review of Children’s Social Care has officially launched with the naming of its experts by experience group. It was today (1 March) announced that work is “underway” as chair . . . Josh MacAlister revealed the review’s new website and Twitter account as well as the names of 16 people successfully appointed to the experts by experience group.
Children and Young People Now

25/02/2021: Police and crime commissioner candidates urged to end criminalisation of care-experienced children

Campaigners are calling on candidates running for police and crime commissioner roles in England and Wales to help reduce the criminalisation of children in care and care leavers. The National Youth . . . Advocacy Service (NYAS) has today (24 February) launched its Trouble with the Law campaign and is urging all candidates to recognise and support care-experienced children and young people.
Children and Young People Now

20/02/2021: Unregulated care homes for children under 16 illegal from September

Unregulated homes for children in care under the age of 16 will become illegal in England from September. BBC News investigations revealed that children as young as 11 were being housed in these . . . homes, and young people faced “organised abuse” in placements. The ban does not affect thousands of placements of 16 and 17 year-olds in unregulated homes.
BBC

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