MOPAC (Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime) sponsored County Lines Training | Via @LeoPowell_

https://twitter.com/LeoPowell_/status/1279110034610413568?s=20 A snapshot of what will be covered: What County Lines isCuckooingWhy County Lines has come to such prominenceThe profitThe phone (the way it is used etc)The home (conditions of drug houses etc)County Lines terminologyStatistics (number of lines in operation across the UK etc)Modern SlaveryExploitation (CCE and CSE)Different types of groomingDemographic of those targetedGangs and the link to County LinesHow to spot the signsWhat parents can doHow parents … Continue reading MOPAC (Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime) sponsored County Lines Training | Via @LeoPowell_

REMOVAL OF SAFEGUARDS FOR CHILDREN IN CARE – JUDICIAL REVIEW GIVEN GO AHEAD

#SCRAPSI445, CHILD PROTECTION, CHILDREN IN CARE, CHILDREN'S RIGHTS IN CARE, STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 445 Thank you Article 39 for your continued work to promote and protect every child’s rights on the basis of equality and non-discrimination. We stand with you.Sharon Martin, chair of the National IRO Managers Partnership (NIROMP) Articles 39 children’s rights charity has been granted permission for a … Continue reading REMOVAL OF SAFEGUARDS FOR CHILDREN IN CARE – JUDICIAL REVIEW GIVEN GO AHEAD

Great new training from Jenny Malloy, Times Bestseller author of Hackney Child

Jenny Molloy, Times Bestseller author of Hackney Child is providing two training events. More details below including links to book your place via Eventbrite. Hurry as places likely to go fast! Testimonial Jenny spent most of her childhood in care. She regularly gives talks and is called on by government bodies to advise on the … Continue reading Great new training from Jenny Malloy, Times Bestseller author of Hackney Child

The impact of Covid-19

Social work with children and families in the pandemic. A time of possibility and potential, opportunities and challenges. @SusannahBowyer@Acsocialwork on doing and thinking differently: HERE University of East Anglia have also undertaken research, with similar findings. You can read at source: HERE This research briefing from @ESRC & @UKRI_News funded study of how social workers … Continue reading The impact of Covid-19

Huge spike in number of children needing foster care during pandemic, Barnardo’s warns

A surge in demand for foster care places combined with a drop in potential carers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is creating a “state of emergency” in the care system, Barnardo’s has warned. The coronavirus pandemic has hit vulnerable families the hardest, with many reaching crisis point. This has created a state of emergency, … Continue reading Huge spike in number of children needing foster care during pandemic, Barnardo’s warns

NIROMP: Nominations for National IRO Advisory Group

Call for an IRO Advisory Group - get your nominations in! We are looking to set up a national IRO Advisory Group, to provide an important link between IROs and NIROMP (the National IRO Managers Partnership), in order to strengthen the IRO identity and ensure that the voices of IROs inform the development of policy … Continue reading NIROMP: Nominations for National IRO Advisory Group

Public Law Working Group Recommendations to achieve best practice in the child protection and family justice systems:Special guardianship orders | June 2020

Message from the President of the Family Division Since its addition to the canon of orders that are available to the Family Court in 2005, the role of a Special Guardianship Order has changed and developed. It is plain that SGO’s have a useful role to play, and are the right order to make in … Continue reading Public Law Working Group Recommendations to achieve best practice in the child protection and family justice systems:Special guardianship orders | June 2020

RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – EDUCATION & ACTIVISM

The National IRO Managers Partnership (NIROMP) is appalled by the murder of George Floyd. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests and speaking out against continued racial injustices. Racism and racial discrimination is decades, centuries old. We are angry and sad that in 2020 it is still killing people, destroying lives, affecting … Continue reading RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – EDUCATION & ACTIVISM

BREAKING: @article_39 have issued judicial review proceedings against the Secretary of State for Education

VIDEO: Watch Article 39’s Director explain why we threatened legal action (from May 2020):  https://youtu.be/e4W-8tCKbOM Article 39 has applied to the High Court for a judicial review of secondary legislation that dilutes or removes a series of duties, including around the arrangements under which social workers must visit children in care and IROs must carry out reviews of … Continue reading BREAKING: @article_39 have issued judicial review proceedings against the Secretary of State for Education