public care

public care

A generic term for the care provided in the UK by a local authority (local governmental body), referring in particular to children living with foster carers, in residential homes, detained or with their parents under a Care Order. Children in public care are also referred to as “looked after”.
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'Once get a giant shaky on his legs, and the public care no more about him than they do for a dead cabbage stalk.'
This Emperor hath no son, and now is old, Old and lascivious, and from Rome retired To Capreae, an island small but strong On the Campanian shore, with purpose there His horrid lusts in private to enjoy; Committing to a wicked favourite All public cares, and yet of him suspicious; Hated of all, and hating.
A concerned official sharing details of the measures being adopted to prevent the disease said a total of 26 cases were reported at different private and public care facilities while 14 of them died.
Significant successes have been achieved in strengthening the social protection of the population of Azerbaijan and raising public care for vulnerable people.
"Community policing is something the public care deeply about, and I know it is something Jim is also very passionate about.
"We are recommending radical reform of eye care to move towards a triaged pathway of routine public care provided in the community and specialised care in hospitals.
As the country's elderly population is rapidly increasing, experts are urging the authorities to improve public care facilities and services at a much faster pace to ease the financial and psychological burden for the next generations, while allowing the elderly to live a decent and carefree life.
"The public care a lot more about Test match cricket than they do about the shorter form of the game."
Social policy and other researchers from the UK contribute 13 chapters on the well-being of children in the UK in the areas of poverty and deprivation; physical health; subjective well-being and mental health; education; housing and the environment; their various activities and use of private, public, and virtual spaces; public care; maltreatment; childcare and early years education; and crime and corrections.
Both Labour and the Tories focused on the issue at First Minister's Questions because they know it's an issue the public care about.
Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday defended the royal couple's choice of private treatment over public care offered by the National Health Service.
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