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Adoption Provides a Stable and Loving Base for Children, but Needs More Support

The Centre for Research on Children and Families has completed and 18 year study which followed up 65 children placed for adoption under the age of 4. This study has found that for the vast majority, adoption has worked well in providing a loving and supportive family base.

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Adoption system failing to support families

Adopted children and their families are being sold short when it comes to the provision of support services that could help ensure the success of more adoptions from care, according to a report published by national charity Adoption UK.

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Attainment gap for looked after children “unacceptably wide”

Scottish Government figures show that levels of attainment for many looked after children, in terms of their exam results, are very low in comparison with other children.

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Foster carers needed for Scottish teenagers

There is an urgent need for more foster carers for teenagers across Scotland, new research from the Fostering Network has found.

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Inequality in treatment of Scottish kinship carers

Recent research from CHILDREN 1ST has found that the financial support kinship carers receive in Scotland can vary, depending on where they live.

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Scotland failing fostered children

The Fostering Network has warned the Scottish Government that if it fails to give fostered children proper financial support then these children will not have their essential needs met.

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NSPCC calls on Scottish Government to prioritise infant mental health

The NSPCC is calling on the Scottish Government to strengthen its commitment to early intervention by putting Scotland’s youngest children at the heart of its forthcoming mental health strategy, as new figures show that the number of young children taken into care is the highest for more than ten years.

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New legal policy unit to help looked after children

A Policy Development Unit has been launched by the Community Law Advice Network ([email protected] childlaw ) charity, which will help to build an evidence base for shaping the representation, advice and support offered to young people who come into contact with the law.

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Foster carers from BME backgrounds wanted

Edinburgh Council has launched a new multimedia campaign aimed at tackling a shortage of foster carers in Edinburgh. Carers from all backgrounds are needed, but the Council wants to double the number of foster carers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds (BME).

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Serious child abuse reports to NSPCC at all time high

Calls to the NSPCC Helpline reporting suspected child abuse and neglect have reached record levels, the charity has revealed.

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More children in care contact ChildLine

One in 26 looked after children contact ChildLine about failings and weaknesses in the care system, a new ChildLine report has revealed.

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