Following a meeting with Baroness Ashton at the Department for Education and Skills, this article gives information about a letter Women's Aid has received clarifying specific issues with regard to the National Standards for Under 8s Day Care.
This article is about providing services for children who have experienced domestic violence.
Women's Aid Federation of England has carried out a survey to assess whether refuge organisations will be able to meet the standards. The aim of the survey was to quantify what is needed nationally in terms of play space, salaries and qualifications to enable refuge organisations to meet the required standards.
A Landmark Appeal Court judgement will allow social services departments to use the Children Act to keep homeless families together rather than split them up. The court ruled that authorities had the discretion to house families when children were in need. An earlier decision, which was overruled, had signalled a return to problems of families being split up as shown in the 1960's film Cathy Come Home.
Child Protection and Woman Protection: Links and Schisms. An Overview of the Research by Dr. Cathy Humpreys