The Who Cares? Trust is a voice for children in care. Everything we do is designed to improve the day to day experience of children and young people in care - and their future lives.
What's new in care
A report from the Audit Commission published yesterday (21 August) revealed a 12 per cent rise in the number of children in care from 2010 to the end of March 2013.
The associated cost of supporting them has risen to £3.4 billion, according to the report, which also exposes widespread variation of spending across councils.
A new blueprint for the future training and education of child and family social workers was unveiled last week (31 July) by the Chief Social Worker for Children, Isabelle Trowler.
For the first time ever, the ‘knowledge and skills statement’ sets out in one place what child and family social workers need to know and be able to do.