Final call: UEA evaluation of the DfE 2015 Regulations and Guidance for long-term foster care #IROs #Research

Dear Colleagues, This is the final opportunity for managers of IROs and looked after children/fostering services to contribute to important ADCS supported research currently being undertaken by the University of East Anglia. This study is the first and only piece of research evaluating the impact of the DfE 2015 Regulations and Guidance on Long term … Continue reading Final call: UEA evaluation of the DfE 2015 Regulations and Guidance for long-term foster care #IROs #Research

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

You Love Who You Love by Beverley Campbell. https://twitter.com/FamilyRightsGp/status/1182693479924883459?s=20 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' … Continue reading In celebration of the dedication and commitment of kinship carers #Kinship Care …

Consultation on Children Cases in the Family Court – Interim Proposals for Reform

The Family Division of the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary is examining proposals to reform children cases in the Family Law Court. The reform has been prompted by the rise in the number of public and private children cases in the Family Law Court, which has made meeting the statutory deadline for children cases difficult to … Continue reading Consultation on Children Cases in the Family Court – Interim Proposals for Reform

Landmark collection of reports published today: “The genie is now out of the bottle” says Ian Dickson

Ian Dickson, chair of the #CareExpConf group officially presented the reports at Liverpool Hope University to the Professor in Social Work Michael Lavalette. https://twitter.com/IDickson258/status/1179810483223879680?s=20 The reports are available to download at source via the Care Experienced Conference website: https://www.careexperiencedconference.com/reports https://twitter.com/IDickson258/status/1179811215020875776?s=20 https://twitter.com/aosullivan01/status/1179808739152543750?s=20 What matters now is that this report is heard and listened to properly by … Continue reading Landmark collection of reports published today: “The genie is now out of the bottle” says Ian Dickson

NIROMP response to No Place at Home APPG Report

You can download the full APPG report: No Place at Home NIROMP key messages to IROsDownload pdf version NIROMP KEY MESSAGES slideshare The report from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults highlights the increasing number of children going missing from care placements. It highlights that when children are moved … Continue reading NIROMP response to No Place at Home APPG Report

Re D – the Supreme Court, 16/17 year olds, parental consent and confinement

In Re D [2019] UKSC 42, the Supreme Court has held (by a majority) that where a 16 or 17 year old child cannot (or does not) give their own consent to circumstances satisfying the ‘acid test’ in Cheshire West, and if state either knows or ought to know of the circumstances, then the child is to be … Continue reading Re D – the Supreme Court, 16/17 year olds, parental consent and confinement

Independent Reviewing Officers – raising the #VoicesOfChildren : Our Playlab Tips and Tools

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 growth 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

Call to Action: ‘Planning and Supporting Permanence in Long-Term Foster Care’ – a survey for managers of Independent Reviewing Officers

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

Improving the role of adult mental health services in multi-agency child protection

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

The violation of Article 8: Strand Lobben and others v. Norway

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