New regulations for residential care announced

The Department of Education has introduced new regulations for improving residential care for vulnerable children. Under the new rules, decisions to place a child outside their local area must be signed off by a senior council official and they must have good reasons for doing so.

Source: Department for Education 04 January 2014

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