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UK Regionalised Magazine Helping to Safeguard Our Children Today
UK Regionalised Magazine Helping to Safeguard Our Children Today

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As the system for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) is due to change on September 1st 2014, the government has published new guidelines to help parents and carers understand what this means for them.
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Charities and campaigners raise concern over changes to child maintenance payments that may leave one-parent families vulnerable and at a “disadvantage”.

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The LGA (Local Government Association) has raised concern over children’s mental health services in England and Wales, stating that “stretched budgets” and “fragmented” systems are causing children and young people in need of help to fall through the net.

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On publishing its media literacy review, Ofcom revealed findings that suggested young children were more confident and fluent with technology than adults over 45.
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The Department for Education (DfE) has introduced changes to itsPlanning Transition to Adulthood for Care Leavers guidance, within the Children and Families Act, allocating funding to local councils so that foster children may extend their right to stay up to the age of 21.

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Children’s commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, has launched a consultation investigating
the impact of immigration rule changes in 2012 following concerns that a “child’s fundamental right to be brought up by both parents [...] was being breached by the rules.”
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To align social services with other public services, new guidelines for handling social service complaints came into force in Wales this month.
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An outcry from experts and health professionals prompted the government to U-turn on initial plans to allow private sector companies to bid on child protection services.

Yet a loophole in the revised draft regulations from the Department of Education (DoE) state that the “regulations will not prevent an otherwise profit-making company from setting up a separate non-profit-making subsidiary to enable them to undertake such functions”.

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According to the Office of National Statistics, 244 unexplained infant deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2011. Most of these deaths occur when infants are born prematurely or with a low birthweight. However, recent research suggests that co-sleeping with parents can increase the risk of SIDS due to “environmental stresses” on the baby.

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