New: Safety Planning in Education: A guide for professionals supporting children following incidents of harmful sexual behaviour

Date: 3 September 2022 Source: Centre of Expertise on Child Abuse This new resource Safety Planning in Education: A guide for professionals supporting children following incidents of harmful sexual behaviour will be of interest to all professionals working with children and young people in the safety planning process.  The guide is designed for all education … Continue reading New: Safety Planning in Education: A guide for professionals supporting children following incidents of harmful sexual behaviour

DFE APPOINTS MACALISTER TO ADVISE ON CARE REVIEW IMPLEMENTATION

Source: Community Care by Mithran Samuel on September 1, 2022 in Children, Social work leaders Review lead and former Frontline chief will support officials in drawing up plans to implement his recommendations, in contract worth £32,000 over six months The Department for Education has appointed Josh MacAlister to advise on the implementation of the children’s social care review that he led. … Continue reading DFE APPOINTS MACALISTER TO ADVISE ON CARE REVIEW IMPLEMENTATION

Consultation for young care experienced people on Care Review recommendations

Date published: 19th September 2022 Coram Voice have launched a consultation alongside National Youth Advocacy Service to hear from care experienced children and young people aged 11 - 25 on some of the recommendations from the Independent Review of Social Care, around advocacy, Independent Visitors and care experience as a protected characteristic. The consultation comprises: a … Continue reading Consultation for young care experienced people on Care Review recommendations

Child Welfare Inequalities Network – inaugural seminar

Date: September 22nd, 12 - 1pmOnlineFreeThe Child Welfare Inequalities Network comprises researchers from a range of countries who are engaged in understanding how child welfare systems and practices operate to reproduce, mitigate, or transform intersecting inequalities in the lives of children and families.  Members’ areas of research include: the relationship between deprivation and a child’s chances … Continue reading Child Welfare Inequalities Network – inaugural seminar

Part 1: Children’s Commissioner’s Family Review

The Children's Commissioner for England, Rachel de Souza, has published the first half of her review into family life, describing strong family support as a 'protective power' for children to shield them against adversity. Full recommendations will come in the second half of the review, the first half aims to produce an up to date … Continue reading Part 1: Children’s Commissioner’s Family Review

Unaccompanied children must be protected by the care system, not placed in hotels

Date: August 14, 2022 Over 70 organisation’s (one being NIROMP), have responded to @ECPATUK's chilling report, showing 1,606 children seeking safety in England in the past year were placed in hotels - from which 45 went missing. This is not the care they are entitled to. Read the joint letter: Unaccompanied children must be protected … Continue reading Unaccompanied children must be protected by the care system, not placed in hotels

A Day in the life of an Independent Reviewing Officer

Posted August 3rd, 2022 My Background: Before becoming an Independent Reviewing Officer five years ago, I was a qualified Social Worker and had progressed to Senior Practitioner, working across a range of social work teams to gain experience including ‘front end’ duty work, child protection and care proceedings, and work with children in care. I … Continue reading A Day in the life of an Independent Reviewing Officer

Addressing systemic barriers to colleagues from racialised communities

Source: H.O.P.E Training and Consultancy & The Drive Partnership Posted: July 15th, 2022 NIROMP are proud to promote H.O.P.E Training and Consultancy & The Drive Partnership. Working together to address systemic barriers to colleagues from racialised communities in relation to entering the sector, remaining part of the workforce and progressing to leadership opportunities, they are … Continue reading Addressing systemic barriers to colleagues from racialised communities

Remove IROs from councils, urge half of Community Care readers

Source: Alex Turner on July 15, 2022 in Community Care Social workers overwhelmingly reject care review recommendation to scrap IROs, but most say role should be reformed, with greatest support for making it independent of local authorities. However, the National IRO Managers Partnership, which represents both IROs and their managers, voiced opposition to removing the role from councils. Role ‘should … Continue reading Remove IROs from councils, urge half of Community Care readers

Outside the Frame: Unaccompanied children denied care and protection

Date July 13th, 2022 ECPAT UK has published a report focussed on concerns about children arriving in the UK alone who are being unlawfully excluded from the duties and protections afforded to all children in England, placing them at significant risk of harm including exploitation and going missing, whilst outside of the well-established local safeguarding … Continue reading Outside the Frame: Unaccompanied children denied care and protection