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Just a reminder that June 25th to July 1st is Corporate Parenting Week. According to the Local Government Association website "Corporate Parenting Week is an opportunity to find out more about the role of a corporate parent and to share ideas and good practice across the country".
You can find out more and keep updated during the week at the LGA website where they have made relevant resources available for download including a council resource pack containing "a range of ideas and examples of activity for the week, but also beyond".


The main reason for the increasing numbers of children entering care during the last four years has been attributed to the ‘Baby Peter effect’ – or social workers being less likely to take risks, with the damming indictment of them removing children unnecessarily from families and indulging in organisational and self protection. This ‘effect’ may have had a very short term impact, as evidence from previous high profile child abuse case has shown, but is unlikely to have been sustained over four years. More likely explanations are threefold.


First and foremost, a massive 'thank you' to the Children in Care Councils and Corporate Parents from Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Rutland County Council for taking part in our Amplify regional event held on 28th March 2012 in Leicester. The hard work and dedication from all young people proved to be a success with many wanting to continue this on a larger scale.


Welcome From All At ANV

by Jonny Hoyle

On behalf of the trustees and staff of A National Voice, and the 60,000 children and young people in the care system in England I would like to welcome you to our new website. A National Voice has been campaigning for positive change to the care system since 1999. We are the only organisation run by and for young people from care.

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