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Rochdale grooming: Abused women receive police damages

Rochdale grooming: Abused women receive police damages

Three women who were groomed, raped and abused by gangs of men in Rochdale have received “substantial” damages and an apology from Greater Manchester Police. The women, who cannot be…

Homes for Ukraine: The foster families who have taken in refugees

Homes for Ukraine: The foster families who have taken in refugees

Homes For Ukraine In February 2021, Mr Horner and his partner fostered a 15-year-old Afghan boy and last month he took in another 16-year-old Afghan boy who was a friend…

Appletree Treatment Centre rape went unprosecuted

Appletree Treatment Centre rape went unprosecuted

A 12-year-old boy raped a fellow nine-year-old pupil but was never prosecuted due to a botched investigation by the school, an inquiry has found. The abuse happened at Appletree Treatment…

Liverpool foster mum to 144 children

Liverpool foster mum to 144 children

A mother who has fostered 144 youngsters has told how she loves having the opportunity to “make a difference to children’s lives”. Mandy, who is the third generation of foster…

Foster carer jailed for abusing teenagers in his care

Foster carer jailed for abusing teenagers in his care

A foster carer who abused and spied on three vulnerable girls in his care has been jailed for almost 12 years. Paul Robertson, 64, of Coles Mill Avenue, Holsworthy, looked…

Fostering – Drop in Applications

Fostering – Drop in Applications

Covid: Foster families speak of rewards amid pandemic drop in carers Foster families have spoken of the rewards of bringing children in need into their lives, as the Covid pandemic…

Lack of UK Foster Carers

Ofsted: Lack of foster carers mean children missing out on support Despite numbers of fostering households and foster carers in England being at their highest levels ever, these increases are…

Christian foster agency loses discrimination case

Christian foster agency loses discrimination case

An evangelical Christian fostering agency has lost a court battle over its policy of refusing to allow gay parents to sign up as carers. The Court of Appeal upheld an…

West Sussex foster carers cared for more than 600 children

West Sussex foster carers cared for more than 600 children

A couple who looked after more than 600 children have retired as foster carers after 56 years. Pauline and Roger Fitter said they would cherish memories of watching vulnerable children…

City Council faces legal challenge over child accommodation

City Council faces legal challenge over child accommodation

Derby City Council is facing a legal challenge after being accused of not providing enough local accommodation for children in care. The Good Law Project (GLP), which is bringing the…

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