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Legal Challenge of Named Person Policy

A legal challenge to the Scottish Government’s controversial ‘Named Person’ policy has been launched at the Supreme Court, the highest civil court in the UK. The scheme had been approved as part of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 but was appealed by a number of charities and individuals.

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Royal Assent for Children and Young People Bill

A new Act that should provide greater support for children and families received Royal Assent last week. The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act covers a wide range of issues relating to children, some of which have proved to be controversial.

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Children to stay with foster families until 21

Children in care in England will be able to stay with their foster families after they turn 18 following a £40 million funding boost and a new legal duty on councils to provide support.

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Adoption up by one third in Wales

The latest Welsh statistics on adoption, outcomes and placements of looked after children have been published, showing an unprecedented 33% rise in the number of children being adopted in Wales.

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Latest child maintenance statistics

The Department for Work and Pensions has recently published statistics on child maintenance payments and the work of the Child Support Agency for the three months ending June 2013.

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