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Learning to love

To mark National Adoption Week, Chris Burton talks to Claire Brasier, adoptive mum of two children with SEN

Parent carers are improving health services

Parents of disabled children are helping to change health services for the better in their local area, at a time of massive change in...

Special protection

Andrew Hall looks at how schools can guard against the abuse of some of our most vulnerable children

Care of looked-after kids needs improvement

Independent reviewing officers are not making enough of a positive impact on the quality of care planning and outcomes for looked after children and...

Virtual heads for looked-after children

In a bid to help children in care achieve better grades at school, the Department for Education (DfE) has announced that virtual school heads...

NICE standards in autism care

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is to produce quality standards for the care of those with autism. NICE quality standards...

The pupil premium is not working

Schools are failing to use money from the pupil premium to provide extra support to pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, says a new report by...

Warning of “another Winterbourne View”

Two leading mental health charities have cautioned that the Winterbourne View care scandal could be repeated unless the Government acts to stop the practice...

Funding to develop new social workers

The employers of social workers are to receive extra funding to monitor and develop the practical skills and learning of newly qualified recruits. Under plans...

The care conundrum

Why, asks Emma Parsons, do so many children in care have SEN?

Book Reviews

Parenting Children With ADHD

10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach Dr Monastra, is a clinical psychologist who is internationally recognised for his research on the neurophysiological characteristics of children...

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