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Children and Parenting News

6 hours ago
Theresa May says party has delivered ‘real steps towards tackling domestic violence’, but wants to go furtherTheresa May has promised to create a new aggravated offence when domestic violence is directed towards a child to allow perpetrators to be punished for longer if she wins the election. Sh[...]
ChildrenChildren and Parenting
12 hours ago
Lawyers for six men who made claims against late Labour peer say they will work with national child abuse inquiry insteadLegal proceedings against Greville Janner have ended after six men dropped their civil claim of child sexual abuse against the late Labour peer. The claimants’ lawyers, Slater a[...]
Children and Parenting
1 day ago
EAR CAROLYN: About a year and a half ago my youngest son married a lovely woman who I am genuinely fond of, if not very close to. We are a large family and she's an only child, and I know that can be overwhelming. So I've tried to overlook this thing ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
1 day ago
It’s too late for many pensioners to insure against the futureWhen we bought our first home in the 1960s, it was not to amass a fortune but simply to provide a secure home for our children and to be able to live rent- and mortgage-free in our retirement.Yes, we were fortunate to buy at a time when[...]
Children and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
1 day ago
I don’t know how to work my house, and without my phone I am nothingThere are many terms that have been used to describe me: man, comedian, disappointment, hammock enthusiast. In the last few years, a new one has been added to the mix: millennial. It sounded quite cool at first, as if I were part [...]
Children and Parenting
2 days ago
TOP London school has told parents they may call social services if they do not pick up their kids on time. The threat was reportedly issued by Fox Primary School in Kensington, where nearby homes sell for £4million. The school, which recently came top ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducation
2 days ago
In Finland, policing the internet means not only finding and removing illegal images, but providing online help for those who are concerned about developing a sexual interest in childrenLaura Keisanen closes the window on her computer and gives a sickened sigh. Images of a three-year-old girl being [...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and Parenting
3 days ago
here was a fear of scrutiny and undue criticism or the guardian perhaps not appreciating the social work perspective of the case. There was a worry that the court often favours the voice of guardians and as a result the evidence and view of the social ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Ahead of the Group of Seven summit in Italy, the United Nations children’s agency has urged the leaders of G7 industrialized countries to adopt its six-point action plan for the protection of refugee and migrant children.
Children and Parenting
3 days ago
Appeal court judges back earlier ruling in case of nine-month-old boy whose parents wanted to take him to US for treatment
Doctors can stop providing life-support treatment to a sick baby who is being kept on a ventilator at Great Ormond Street hospital, appeal court judges have ruled. The decisi[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
In welfare case hearing at high court in London, sick boy’s parents are criticised for misreporting his medical symptoms A 15-year-old boy has been robbed of much of his childhood as a result of his parents exaggerating his health problems, a high court judge has said.The teenager’s mother had m[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Adoption across borders is falling globally, as potential adoptive parents may be put off by high costs and regulationEuropean countries favour placing children for adoption within their own borders. The option of intercountry adoption – where children are adopted by parents living outside their b[...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingEducation
3 days ago
The mass movement of children across borders has prompted the need for greater cooperation between agenciesUniversities across Europe, including Kent and Stirling, are involved in a project to design a set of training materials for child protection services that can be used by social workers in eigh[...]
ChildrenEducationChildrenChildren and Parenting
3 days ago
Local authorities must prioritise working with the families of vulnerable children to provide care. Only when the reasons are compelling should the courts interveneAsk people if they would step in to care for a child in the family who cannot be cared for by their parents and most would say yes. This[...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingHeal
3 days ago
he Vilas County Social Services committee met May 16 to discuss how a recent unborn child abuse judgment decision will affect the services they provide and the actions they can take involving pregnant women. On April 28, a federal court in Wisconsin ruled ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingCriminal JusticeWomens Issues
4 days ago
Doctors say cannabidiol offers hope for thousands with rare condition who have several life-threatening convulsions a dayA new drug derived from cannabis has been shown to reduce the convulsive seizures experienced by children with a severe form of epilepsy by nearly a half – and in a small number[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and Parenting
4 days ago
Be brave, give it a try, writes Laura Strout, who left London when her children were young and loves her new home in the West CountryOn the back of some advice from the astute Annalisa Barbieri (Family, 20 May) to a woman who is resisting a move to the West Country with her young children, I feel co[...]
HousingChildrenChildren and Parenting
4 days ago
From Libya to Syria, grinding conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East have damaged health infrastructure and compromised water and sanitation services, threatening the health of 24 million children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today.
Children and ParentingHealth and Care
4 days ago
A disproportionate number of unaccompanied young refugees have been taken in by Nordic countries. How are their systems coping and what can the UK learn?The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Norway accepted 45,765 unaccompanied minors [pdf] in the peak year of the refugee cri[...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
4 days ago
old son, Brayden, fell into their pool. The incident happened on Monday, May 22, when the Flip or Flop host's two children — Brayden, 1, and Taylor, 6 — were ...
The mom of two was recently questioned heavily by the social services sector after her 1 via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
5 days ago
European society is changing and, with it, the nature of social work. Can new procedures be set up to meet the needs of refugees and displaced communities?When an international team of academics wrote up their research to help shape reform of the child protection system in Switzerland in 2014, they [...]
ChildrenChildren and Parenting
5 days ago
O scary! Christina El Moussa, 33, was questioned by child services on May 22, according to TMZ, after her and estranged husband Tarek El Moussa‘s, 35, son Brayden, 1, fell into their family pool. But while frightening, the accident, which occurred at ...
General Social WorkChildren and Parenting
5 days ago
The benefits of Myanmar's economic growth, reform and reconciliation efforts have not yet reached children in the country's remote, conflict-affected areas, leaving an estimated 2.2 million children in need of better humanitarian assistance, a United Nations report has revealed.
Children and Parenting
6 days ago
Readers’ thoughts on increasing child poverty and housing problems, the Tory threat to free school lunches, and other issues on which young people are being let down by politiciansUnder the last Labour government, there were impressive reductions in child poverty, which are being reversed, with a [...]
ChildrenHousingChildren and ParentingHous
1 week ago
Bond University dean of medicine writes in Medical Journal of Australia that too many children are being placed in care and ‘politically charged’ discussion is neededPolicies to discourage disadvantaged families from having too many children could help address the rapidly rising number of childr[...]
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3 weeks ago
The Trump AdminThe Trump Administration policy of deporting large numbers of immigrants who are in the United States illegally is having a significant impact on the social work profession. Staff from the National Association of Social Workers Arizona, California, New Mexico, New York City, Texas and[...]
 

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3 weeks ago
May is National Foster Care Month, a time to raise awareness on the plight of children and youth in the foster care system. There are approximately 400,000 children and youth in foster care because their own families are unable to provide for their essential well-being. In addition, an estimated 17[...]
 
7 weeks ago
The Therapeutic Role of Animals in the Lives of Children  Thursday, April 6, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM   ET Credit Hours: 1.5  Social Work contact hours of CEs  Presenter: Philip Tedeschi, LCSW Moderator(s): Dina Kastner, MSS, MLSP What do we know about the therapeutic role that animals play in [...]
 
16 weeks ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor Lisa Primm admittedly has a soft spot in her heart for children. As a disability rights social worker, Primm had as a client a young boy with severe diabetes. He received a dog that was trained to be responsive to the sugar levels in his saliva, and would alert his[...]
 
19 weeks ago
Multiple reasons exist for the increase in grandparents raising grandchildren, and studies have found that most grandparents assume primary caregiving responsibilities during a crisis. At the same time, grandparents raising grandchildren are represented in all geographic regions, cultures, and socio[...]
 
24 weeks ago
On June 28, 2016, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) co-sponsored a briefing on the child welfare workforce. This briefing entitled, Let’s Improve Child Welfare Outcomes: The Workforce Matters is part of on-going efforts to educate key [...]
 
24 weeks ago
As the socio-cultural expectations for fatherhood have evolved in recent decades, men are now expected to (and are expecting to) participate more directly in raising their children. This rising expectation is not limited to any particular socio-economic group, but few studies have been conducted con[...]