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End adoption delays, councils told
Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under new government powers to be announced next week.
Alternative to adoption on the rise
The number of babies subject to special guardianship orders in England has tripled in two years, according to data obtained by the BBC - while adoption rates have been falling.
Young jobless total at 10-year low
There are fewer young people not in education, employment or training in the UK than at any time since 2005, the Office of National Statistics says.
Secure youth unit staff 'on drugs'
A detention centre is given the lowest possible rating by inspectors who found degrading treatment of young people and staff under the influence of drugs.
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