Troubled Families Programme, has published a report looking at the problems families face

Louise Casey, head of the Government’s Troubled Families Programme, has published a report looking at the problems families face. It is based on 16 case studies and investigates the problems experienced, what caused the problems and what sort of help will enable them to change. Found that child abuse was a factor in the dysfunction of many of the families.
Source: Guardian 18 July 2012
Further information:
Communities and Local Government 18 July 2012

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report on age assessments of children seeking asylum

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report on age assessments of children seeking asylum following the 2009 Judgement that the Judicial Review Court should be the ultimate arbiter of the fact of age in disputed cases. Looks at whether the judgement has improved decision making in Local Authorities, how the JRC has adapted and whether outcomes have improved for children and young people. Both positive and negative consequences have been noted.
Source: Office of the Children’s Commissioner press release 17 July 2012
Further information:
The fact of age

The Scottish Government has published a review of the scale and nature of child neglect in Scotland.

The Scottish Government has published a review of the scale and nature of child neglect in Scotland. Looks at how many children in Scotland are currently neglected, how they are recognised, and how well they are being helped.
Source: Scottish Government 17 July 2012
Further information:
A Review of Child Neglect in Scotland

Strategy to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and young people and their families in Northern Ireland

The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) is consulting on a strategy to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and young people and their families in Northern Ireland, with a focus on young offenders. The consultation will close on 10 October 2012.
Source: Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) 17 July 2012
Further information:
Children, young people and offending: draft action plan

The Department for Work and Pensions is consulting on the child maintenance system

The Department for Work and Pensions is consulting on the child maintenance system. Proposals place the emphasis on supporting families to make their own arrangements. Includes proposals for how victims of domestic violence will be treated, including fast tracking their applications, and not charging a fee.
Source: Department for Work and Pensions consultation 19 July 2012
Further information:
Supporting separated families; securing children

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