Children who have darker skin wait longer on average to leave foster care.
In the US, black children wait longer to be adopted and cost less to adopt than white children.
Animal cruelty investigators are doing unappreciated work for low pay and without union benefits or protections.
Animal cruelty investigators do challenging and unappreciated work for very low pay, and normally without union benefits or protections.
Why choice should not be the most important factor in elder care.
Grieving children need to feel like their opinion matters.
Children who have witnessed the death of a parent at the hands of another parent will understandably suffer some serious consequences. Research has shown these children need and want to be heard.
The number of people with learning disabilities reported as at risk of forced marriage has risen.
Victims of domestic violence may not get the services they need.
Years after their trials, he got in touch with the victims he thought he had helped. They described feeling ‘dumped’ by the system.
It can be a destructive cycle for mothers whose children are taken into care.
Social workers are there to help, not to rip families apart.
Mia and baby.
Mind the Gap
Mia: Daughters of Fortune is a powerful new play that puts this issue under the spotlight.
After 71 dead refugees were found in an abandoned refrigeration truck in September 2015, the Bochum Theater organized a public reenactment of the tragedy.
In Germany – a country where going to the theater is a deeply ingrained cultural tradition – the stage is a place to confront pressing political issues.
Charitable organisations need support in a number of areas from government and other stakeholders in order to measure and improve on their work.
Community organisations are trying to measure their impact but lack the funding and data availability to do it properly, new research finds.
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Nicola Sturgeon's 'named person' plan for supporting children is a good idea with a major flaw.
Navigating work and stress can be hard for anyone, but especially so if you have ASD.
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The outlook can be bleak for people with ASD who have difficulty navigating the stressful work world. A trial project in Connecticut sought to find a new way to help them become truly independent.
Dead and gone.
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A stalwart of the charity sector is dead and gone - so now what do we do?
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Making the NHS a seven-day service would intensify the pressure on the groaning social care system.
Combatting youth extremism is a priority for the UK government. But at what cost?
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The Channel programme is meant to protect children, but it could be breaching their rights.
Happy families - but only 6,000 of 92,000 children in care were adopted last year.
National Adoption Week is upon us and we are again being asked to consider becoming adoptive parents to a child in care. In the past four years the week to recruit adopters has quadrupled, leading to a…
Social workers can successfully work with most families that find themselves in trouble without taking their children away.
After a long period of expansion in the number of children living in out-of-home care, most modern child protection systems around the world have been labouring to prevent such placements. Instead, they’re…
Decisions are difficult and prone to error when risk and protective factors appear to be fairly equal.
Imagine you’re a child protection worker who has received a notification from a teacher voicing concerns about a child in her class. The case involves a five-year-old boy named Toby. Toby’s mum has had…
Reports of child abuse related to accusations of witchcraft are on the rise in London, with 27 allegations made to the Metropolitan Police in the past year and 148 cases since 2004. Yet the people charged…