Links of the week
- Adoption registration 'a dark chapter' in Ireland after 126 people's adoptive parents were registered as their birth parents.
- The number of children aged under 11 referred to specialist support for issues including depression and anxiety has increased by a third during the last 3 years, while one-third of children referred to Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (Camhs) were declined help.
- Freedom for Information request reveals that adoption and care rates vary vastly across areas, while where adoptions have increased, the number of children in care has risen as well.
- Members announced for the new Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel, which will review the most serious child safeguarding cases to share lessons and improve practice.