2020 News: Looked after children

2020 News: Looked after children

09/06/2021: Profits from English children’s care homes indefensible, bosses to be told

The children’s residential care home sector is “broken” and dominated by private companies that rack up excessive profits despite delivering consistently poor outcomes for young people, a government . . . adviser is to say. Josh MacAlister, the head of the government’s review of children’s social care, will warn children’s homes bosses they must cut “indefensible” profits and improve the experience of young people in care or run the risk of intervention.
Guardian

04/06/2021: Homeless families moved out of hotels in Cornwall

About 130 people living in emergency accommodation in hotels have been moved out to make way for paying customers according to a council.
Cornwall Council said it had faced “exceptional pressures” on . . . housing as a result of the Covid pandemic. Olly Monk, the council’s cabinet member for housing, said hotels which had housed people now “want to get back to normality” for a busy summer season. He said the “vast majority” of people had been rehomed.
BBC

22/05/2021: How beach school is helping vulnerable pupils to heal

Surf education charity The Wave Project has announced its plans to build the world’s first Beach School for vulnerable young people in Cornwall. Joe Taylor, founder and chief executive, explains how . . . it works and why “surf therapy” can benefit the most vulnerable students.
Times Education Supplement



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