Planning reforms may be needed to curb risks to children in residential care, warn MPs

Planning rules may have to be changed to curb the risks faced by children living in residential care, according to a committee of MPs. Community Care 12 March 2014 Click here to see the report from the House of Commons Education Committee.

Friday, 14 March 2014

London Care Services Conference 2014 - Success

This annual conference, organised by London Care Services (LCS), showcased outstanding services for children with special educational needs and children looked after away from home in special schools, residential and foster care.Please 7934 9760) for more information. The event attracted delegates including managers andpractitioners from independent fostering agencies, residential care homes and residential special schools along with London borough social workers including officers working in placement and commissioning teams. It gave borough officers and their colleagues in the independent sector the opportunity to discuss...

Friday, 14 February 2014

Applications to register services

Please note that from 13 December 2013 we will stop processing new applications in order to progress with the annual fee review with our contracted providers. We will resume assessing new applications from 1 April 2014. Any new application enquiries received since 13 December will be processed in date order.

Friday, 20 December 2013

The TOPE Project- care leavers on their own at Christmas

Click here for announcement on the TOPE Project.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Foster Care extended until 21

Young people to be allowed to remain in foster care until the age of 21

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Rise in number of children's homes ranked good or better

According to Ofsetd latest quarterly figures, the number of children's homes rated "good" or "outstanding" has increased. Community Care 26 September 2013

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

FAQs- Help Page

Visit our FAQs- HelpPage for answers to top questions about the website.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

16+ Semi-independence

Revised 16+ semi-independence contract and specification

Monday, 29 July 2013

London SEN & CIC Autumn Conference - 16 October 2012

Over 150 children’s services providers and commissioners attended the conference on 16 October 2012. Our aim was to build our partnership to offer the best services for children looked after away from home and give young people a strong support through the journey to independence and success in life. Providers and sponsors displayed their services. Harminder Matharu (National Apprentice Service) set out how employers can gain from apprentices and why apprenticeships can offer excellent transition to the world of work and opportunity. Katie Wright (Liberata)...

Friday, 14 December 2012

Help children in care to achieve better school results

Friday, 14 December 2012