Guest blog by Andi Brierley

This guest blog was first published by NIROMP on 5th April 2019. This latest version contains slides from a presentation: Childhood Adversity Resilience - Handout Guest blog by Andi Brierley, Child Looked After and Care Leaver Specialist within the Leeds Youth Justice Service and Child Friendly Leeds City. Author of: ‘Your Honour Can I Tell... Continue Reading →

Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) vacancy

Fantastic opportunity for the right candidate. Location Brighton (one post): Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council Vacancy Hours: 18.5 hours per week. Salary: £48,433 - £53,105 pro rata for part-time hours DBS Check: Enhanced Contract Type Fixed term for: 12 months Closing date: Monday 12th August Interview Date: September. Date to be confirmed. For an... Continue Reading →

Call to Action: NIROMP Strategic Priorities 2019-22

Opening Message by the Minister for Children and Families “I am delighted to throw my support behind this action plan from NIROMP. It offers something that is very welcome: a positive and proactive, child-focused plan to improve services for children and their families by addressing challenges locally, but under a coherent national vision. I want... Continue Reading →

Immigration policy on assessing age of young asylum seekers found to be unlawful

A judgment from the Court of Appeal finds Home Office policy regarding young asylum seekers and age disputes to be unlawful. This was an appeal brought by a national of Eritrea. The appellant claimed that the Enforcement Instructions and Guidance, paragraph (c), was unlawful on the basis that assessment of age based on physical... Continue Reading →

Court of Appeal Case – Post Adoption Contact

Here is a useful summary of a court of appeal case about post adoption contact, written by some of the lawyers involved. RE B (A Child) (Post-Adoption Contact) [2019] EWCA Civ 29: What is the Future for Post-Adoption Contact? This article, written by the solicitor and junior counsel for the appellants, considers the backdrop against... Continue Reading →

Child exploitation disruption toolkit | Home Office

This Guidance was first published by the Home Office on 15 April 2019. The toolkit aims to set out many of the tools useful for police and other safeguarding professionals to disrupt the sexual and criminal exploitation of children and young people, break the cycle of abuse and send a signal to perpetrators about the... Continue Reading →

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