Foster Carers

“I cannot tell you how much of a privilege it has been to care for all our foster children and to be part of their lives,” Joanne said. Thank You: Joanne, foster carer. Credit: @KelseyMaxwell90 and https://fostering.sthelens.gov.uk/

In celebration of the dedication and commitment of kinship carers #Kinship Care …

You Love Who You Love by Beverley Campbell. NIROMP are proud supporters of the work of the Family Rights Group. Beverley has worked as an advocate, advisor and trainer for the Family Rights Group for the past decade.​  In addition to this she is the current family participation officer who supports both the parents’ and … Continue reading In celebration of the dedication and commitment of kinship carers #Kinship Care …

‘THE FOSTER CARERS SUPERPOWERS’ written by Judith A.M. Denton #CareExperienced #FosterCare #Voices of Children

FREE HANDBOOK FROM JUDITH DENTON In this Handbook Judith shares her personal experience of foster care and the positive impact her foster carers have had on her life. A wonderful free handbook from Judith A.M. Denton. Please read and share widely. ‘THE FOSTER CARERS SUPERPOWERS’ written by Judith A.M. Denton transformed you Judith Denton is … Continue reading ‘THE FOSTER CARERS SUPERPOWERS’ written by Judith A.M. Denton #CareExperienced #FosterCare #Voices of Children

For Parents & Carers

Family rights group advice services The Family Rights Group provide a free and confidential advice service via telephone and online discussion boards. Their expert advisors have extensive experience in legal and social work practice, they help families to understand the law and child welfare processes, as well as better understand the concerns of social workers. … Continue reading For Parents & Carers

Redistributing care: why respite support should exist for struggling birth families, not just foster carers and adopters

Brigid Featherstone and Amanda Boorman talk about their experiences of respite support and how it might be used to support birth families before a child is removed … Read full piece at source: Redistributing care: why respite support should exist for struggling birth families, not just foster carers and adopters

Updated advice issued on information sharing for people who provide safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers.

The Department for Education has recently issued updated advice. This advice replaces ‘Information sharing: advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services (2015)’. It is for practitioners and senior managers – to help you to decide when and how to share personal information legally and professionally. It includes information about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – highlighting … Continue reading Updated advice issued on information sharing for people who provide safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers.

Making Special Guardianship Order before child has lived with prospective carers

Originally posted on suesspiciousminds:
This Court of Appeal decision raises a number of interesting and important issues. (It doesn’t have anything amusing in it or any 80s references, but you can’t have it all.  If you want, you can momentarily imagine that this is some litigation involving Barry Chuckle and Jimmy Krankie having a dispute…

Children’s views about their experiences of living in children’s homes or living with foster carers

Children need to understand why they came into care. This is the response from those living in care on whether they had been helped to understand why they came into care https://t.co/b1f4L0T2yu pic.twitter.com/0jfIBg74vE — Ofsted (@Ofstednews) 4 April 2018 Source: Ofsted  Originally published: 04 April 2018 Ofsted has published a report looking at what children … Continue reading Children’s views about their experiences of living in children’s homes or living with foster carers