‘RIGHT FRIEND’ CAMPAIGN & LOGO COMPETITION

National IV Network@IV_Network are looking for children and young people matched with Independent Visitors to design a logo for their ‘Right Friend’ Campaign. They want a logo that represents the importance of an Independent Visitors in a child in cares life. Spread the word and encourage children and young people in care to enter. The … Continue reading ‘RIGHT FRIEND’ CAMPAIGN & LOGO COMPETITION

COVID-19: using digital technology in relationship-based practice to bridge the gap in social distancing

Courtesy of SCIE. Author: Dr Godfred Boahen,  Policy and Research Officer, British Association of Social Workers Among one of the many challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis to social work is how to conduct relationship-based practice from a distance. Social workers recognise the inherent ethical and therapeutic value of social relationships. An interesting discussion discussion piece. Download … Continue reading COVID-19: using digital technology in relationship-based practice to bridge the gap in social distancing

Children’s guide to coronavirus

Courtesy of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England: There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus, so we’ve created a children’s guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation. The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how … Continue reading Children’s guide to coronavirus

It was hard to escape

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel has published a national review, which aims to identify what might be done differently to protect children who find themselves threatened with violence by criminal gangs. Our children face a number of challenges to their safety and wellbeing today –none more complex and damaging than criminal exploitation. Being drawn … Continue reading It was hard to escape

UK Empathy Summit @CareLeaverCov #SpreadTheWord

How can you and your organisation be more empathetic to the often overlooked #careleaver population? How can organisations and businesses join the list of signatories? An event hosted by @BBCNaga is being held on April 6th to discuss this. https://twitter.com/careleavercov/status/1235142555278376962?s=21 For more info head to: mycovenant.org.uk/empathy-summits FEATURED OFFERS for care leavers Full details on all … Continue reading UK Empathy Summit @CareLeaverCov #SpreadTheWord

Care experienced? Check out this opportunity …

https://twitter.com/mbrazierhmi/status/1233096974703960064?s=21 A chance for 18-25 year olds with #careexperience to influence and contribute towards committee report at @NICEComms. Applications close soon. As a lay member, you will have this understanding through personal experience of care provided for you by the NHS or social care services.This committee is more than halfway through developing the guideline. We … Continue reading Care experienced? Check out this opportunity …

NIROMP in support of Care Day 2020! #Reimagining #CareDay20

NIROMP are proud to support Care Day 2020 in collaboration with Become who have been leading this campaign in England since it first began in 2015. Let’s get behind Care Day in support of the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience!! The theme for Care Day 2020 is #Reimagining. And we're … Continue reading NIROMP in support of Care Day 2020! #Reimagining #CareDay20

DfE proposes banning unregulated placements for children under 16

Reforms to unregulated provision for children in care and care leavers Visit DfE website for more info: https://consult.education.gov.uk/unregulated-provision/unregulated-provision-children-in-care/ Closes: 8 Apr 2020 Opened: 12 Feb 2020 Contact: 0370 000 2288 Submit your views: CSCUnregulated.consultation@education.gov.uk DfE proposes banning unregulated placements for children under 16The government has proposed making it illegal to place under-16s in unregulated accommodation, … Continue reading DfE proposes banning unregulated placements for children under 16

Investigation into the impact of child poverty

NIROMP are keen to support this important @CPAGUK and @CWIP_Research investigation into the impact of child poverty. Views are being gathered via a survey of children and families social workers in England. Download more about the survey. The deadline for submissions is 6th March 2020. More information including how to contribute via this link: Understanding … Continue reading Investigation into the impact of child poverty

All is not well in the family courts …

This talk by Sir James Munby (lately President of the Family Division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales) at a Conference in Edinburgh on 10 February 2020 of Shared Parenting Scotland is an interesting read. Sir James Munby states: Time is running out to address all these problems. These continuing attacks … Continue reading All is not well in the family courts …