Staying close and staying connected in East Anglia | SCIE #ECLCM

Featured article – 13 November 2018 via SCIE By Rachel Leslie, Project Implementation Manager, Break – Changing Young Lives Cambridgeshire and Norfolk are developing their arrangements for supporting young people as they leave residential care. Staying close and staying connected in East Anglia – definitely one to watch. Read more: Staying close and staying connected in … Continue reading Staying close and staying connected in East Anglia | SCIE #ECLCM

Launch of Staying Close, Staying Connected #ECLCM

1.3 million has been awarded to Break from the Children’s Social Care Innovation Fund which aims to develop more effective ways of supporting vulnerable children, specifically those leaving Children’s Homes. More information about the launch of this innovative new project to support young care leavers: Launch of Staying Close, Staying Connected  

Guest post | My thoughts on the role of the IRO | By Ian Dickson

The views expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the National IRO Managers Partnership.  Guest post by Ian Dickson on June 3, 2018 I am a care experienced person. I am also a social worker, and one who spent years managing and then inspecting residential services. One … Continue reading Guest post | My thoughts on the role of the IRO | By Ian Dickson

Guest post: Every Child Leaving Care Matters #ECLCM

Guest post by Nikki Ledingham of Every Child Leaving Care Matters | August 2017   Every Child Leaving Care Matters (ECLCM) is an independent, non-funded organisation that is not affiliated with any political party, however the organisation has almost 50 cross party MPs pledge of support. As a care experience adult and having also experienced homelessness, … Continue reading Guest post: Every Child Leaving Care Matters #ECLCM

Guest post: “Caring Teams” by ECLCM

Guest post by: ECLCM Twitter: ECLCM Facebook: ECLCM The key elements required to comply with the ECLCM vision of an acceptable STAYING CLOSE placement ECLCM believe that for a Staying Close placement to have a realistic chance of being successful and to mirror as far as is possible the security and support offered by a good … Continue reading Guest post: “Caring Teams” by ECLCM

Innovation News – large-scale projects to transform children’s social care

The Department for Education (DfE) launched the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme to act as a catalyst for developing more effective ways of supporting vulnerable children. The programme is seeking to inspire whole system change to improve the life chances for children receiving support from the social care system, to provide stronger incentives and mechanisms … Continue reading Innovation News – large-scale projects to transform children’s social care

NIROMP Briefing & Comment – Foster Care in England 2018

Published date: 24 February 2018 |Please read NIROMP’s full response to the review of Fostering in England: NIROMP briefing & comment on – Fostering in England – February 2018 Introduction This briefing considers ‘Foster Care in England’, a report of the independent review of foster care by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers’. The report … Continue reading NIROMP Briefing & Comment – Foster Care in England 2018