Delivering family group conferences during the Coronavirus crisis #ThankYou @FamilyRightsGp

https://twitter.com/FamilyRightsGp/status/1263394355315978240?s=20 Delivering family group conferences during the Coronavirus crisis This guide is written to help local authorities, during the crisis, to work in partnership with families in their localities to make workable plans for vulnerable children and adults who are struggling or are at risk. It describes how remote technology can be used to continue to enable family … Continue reading Delivering family group conferences during the Coronavirus crisis #ThankYou @FamilyRightsGp

S (Child in care: Unregistered Placement) [2020] EWHC 1012 (Fam)

Judgment of Cobb J concerning unregistered placements and the chronic issue of absence of satisfactory secure provision. This matter concerns Samantha (a name chosen by her for the judgment), an extremely vulnerable 15 year old young person. Samantha had difficult upbringing, and experienced a chaotic childhood with little security or stability. She has seriously self … Continue reading S (Child in care: Unregistered Placement) [2020] EWHC 1012 (Fam)

Contact during lockdown: How are children and their birth families keeping…

This briefing paper highlights the main findings of a rapid research project undertaken during April 2020 by Professor Elsbeth Neil, Ruth Copson, and Dr Penny Sorensen at the Centre for Research on Children & Families, University of East Anglia. It was commissioned in order to try to urgently understand what means agencies were putting in … Continue reading Contact during lockdown: How are children and their birth families keeping…

‘Piloting the CSA Practice Leads Programme in social work: Evaluation report’.

A MESSAGE FROM THE CENTRE OF EXPERTISE ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE We are very pleased to inform you that we have published our report: ‘Piloting the CSA Practice Leads Programme in social work: Evaluation report’.  The report is now available on our website here Improving the social work response to child sexual abuse is essential … Continue reading ‘Piloting the CSA Practice Leads Programme in social work: Evaluation report’.

CRISIS, RECOVERY AND CHANGE – LET’S BUILD SOMETHING TOGETHER

Capturing, sharing and learning from change stories is a key component of the evidence and learning available within and across NIROMP’s regional networks. In these troubling times it seems more important than ever that we share learning and support each other. Each of us holds a unique story. Sharing these can contribute to our understanding … Continue reading CRISIS, RECOVERY AND CHANGE – LET’S BUILD SOMETHING TOGETHER

Re AV (A Child) (Expert Report) [2020] EWCA Civ 346

A judgment concerning the necessity of an expert report into the impact on a child of adoption where four possible options were being considered for placement, adoption among them. "The social worker and guardian are plainly well-qualified and highly-trained professionals, but their expertise manifestly does not extend to expressing a professional opinion as to the … Continue reading Re AV (A Child) (Expert Report) [2020] EWCA Civ 346

Ethical standards in a time of crisis

Source: GOV.UK Professor Mark Philp, Posted on: 4 May 2020  Professor Mark Philp, Chair of the Committee's Research Advisory Board, blogs in an independent capacity on the importance of the Seven Principles in a time of crisis. The seven (Nolan) principles of public life – selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, leadership – were designed intentionally to … Continue reading Ethical standards in a time of crisis

COVID-19: Guidance for Independent Reviewing Officers and IRO Managers

NIROMP have produced the following guidance for Independent Reviewing Officers and IRO Managers. It will be kept under regular review by NIROMP to ensure that it reflects the evolving picture and that IROs and IRO Managers have the practice guidance required to support them in their work. COVID-19: Guidance for Independent Reviewing Officers and IRO … Continue reading COVID-19: Guidance for Independent Reviewing Officers and IRO Managers

Fantastic opportunity – IRO vacancy – North Yorkshire

Vacancy with: North Yorkshire County Council Location: Northallerton Contract:25.5hrs permanent Closing Date 25th May 2020 Interview Dates: 1st and 2nd June – interviews will take place via skype Location White Rose House  Salary From£42,683 per annum pro rata Salary To£46,503 per annum pro rata Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) Grade N £42,683 to £46,503 pro rata. Part-time position: 25.5 hrs Permanent ContractLocation: White Rose … Continue reading Fantastic opportunity – IRO vacancy – North Yorkshire

THE ADOPTION AND CHILDREN (CORONAVIRUS) (AMENDED) REGULATIONS 2020

On Friday 24 April 2020, the Government passed a statutory instrument, the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, making potentially significant changes to the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review Regulations 2010. These regulations make significant temporary changes to the rights and entitlements of children and young people living in care. They apply to … Continue reading THE ADOPTION AND CHILDREN (CORONAVIRUS) (AMENDED) REGULATIONS 2020