Adoption and Fostering

Public spending cuts threaten the stretched foster system
Care services can’t cope since Baby P

By Rebecca Burns A “chronic shortage” of foster services since the death of Baby P may put children in danger unless more foster carers are recruited soon, a leading foster charity has warned. Care services have seen a rise in demand since the death of 17-month-old Baby Peter in August 2007, when social services failed… Read more »

New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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Failed adoption are on the increase
Adoption breakdowns doubles in five years

By Alice Cannet Adopted children are increasingly returned to care homes due to their parents’ inability to cope with them, new data revealed today. Data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act for Channel Four showed that the number of adopted children who were sent back to care homes has doubled in the past five… Read more »