16 February: News Round-up
DEATHS AMONG care leavers aged 18 to 21 could be seven times higher than the general population of the same age, … 975 more words
Cllr Joe Carlebach is a councillor for Avonmore and Brook Green Ward.
I was very disappointed when I heard that there was to be a halt to the current programme to receive unaccompanied refugee children coming to the UK who are particularly at risk. 356 more words
‘You can’t choose your family,’ said the eighty-nine-year-old man to his five-year-old great-grandson.
These are the very words that set me on the well-travelled family history trail; ducking and diving through swathes of digitised records, crawling in and out of rabbit holes lined with red herrings and eventually uncovering a family that you would definitely…364 more words
Somerset County Council is bidding for funding for a follow-up to its successful initiative to train children’s social workers.
In January 2017, the Council will find out if central government has supported its bid to offer the Step Up to Social Work Programme for the second time. 476 more words
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening… Or maybe not.
But you get the picture. The season of goodwill is upon us so we will take a break from our typical weekly round-up of all the stuff happening in the world of foster care – if I see anything you need or might want to know I will aim to tweet accordingly. 601 more words
Kane Blacque is a successful and happy 40-year-old Edmonton man but you would never guess that knowing how cruel his childhood was.
“My memories as a child – even as a baby – there’s nothing but trauma, chaos and abuse.” 724 more words