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CREATIVE COMMUNICATION as part of CARE PLANNING AND REVIEW Creativity is a vital part of the IRO skillset. Through creative and imaginative play and interaction with children, IROs can use the review process to encourage children’s grow emotionally, socially, intellectually, and even physically. Creative experiences help a child develop these skills and enable them to … Continue reading Independent Reviewing Officers – raising the #VoicesOfChildren : Our Playlab Tips and Tools
Dear Colleagues, Some of you may not yet know about the important Nuffield research currently being undertaken by Professor Gill Schofield and her team at the University of East Anglia investigating how long term foster care is planned and supported following the DfE 2015 Regulations and Guidance for long-term foster care. An important part of … Continue reading Call to Action: ‘Planning and Supporting Permanence in Long-Term Foster Care’ – a survey for managers of Independent Reviewing Officers
Yvette Stanley, Ofsted’s National Director for Social Care. First posted on: 20 August 2019 Yvette Stanley discusses the important role of adult mental health services as part of the multi-agency approach to helping and protecting children. Joint targeted area inspections (JTAIs) show that no agency can provide effective help and protection to children in a local … Continue reading Improving the role of adult mental health services in multi-agency child protection
On 10th September 2019, the European Court of Human Rights gave judgement in the case of Strand Lobben and others v. Noraway. This matter is essential reading for those of us working in child welfare and family justice. It concerns a mother’s appeal in respect of her son’s adoption by his foster family. The Strasbourg … Continue reading The violation of Article 8: Strand Lobben and others v. Norway