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807, 2020

Freedom Fostering Update | July 2020

By | July 8th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

We've been busy at Freedom HQ during lockdown, and this includes our amazing foster carers who have remained positive and motivated during this unprecedented situation during COVID-19. The most important thing to the team has [...]

607, 2020

Physical play with fathers may help children control emotions, study finds

By | July 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Research suggests father-child play at an early age could benefit children as they get older Children whose fathers spend time playing with them at a very early age may find it easier to control their [...]

607, 2020

‘I’m worried’: parents react to England’s school reopening plans

By | July 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two mothers describe their mixed feelings about sending their children back into classrooms Jane, 42, from Derbyshire, has two children – a daughter in primary school and son in secondary. “It’s been really difficult to motivate my [...]

607, 2020

Child referred to social services every 49 seconds amid rising reports of domestic violence

By | July 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Councils warn they face pressures on ‘staggering scale’ as data shows there were 646,120 referrals to children’s services last year – equating to 1,770 referrals per day A child is referred to social services every 49 seconds in [...]

607, 2020

Surge during pandemic of children needing foster care as more families reach ‘crisis point’

By | July 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leading fostering agency reports 44 per cent rise in referrals as social workers warn heightened financial and mental health pressures during lockdown are leading to higher levels of child abuse and neglect Foster care is in a [...]

406, 2020

Most online grooming offences in UK committed on Facebook-owned apps

By | June 4th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Data shows 55% of offences where the means of communication was given involved firm’s apps More than half of online grooming offences recorded under a law that made it illegal to send sexual messages to [...]