White children’s leaders ‘must play bigger role’ in tackling racial inequalities in management

White children’s services leaders must take greater responsibility for tackling racial inequalities in management posts, the head of the sector’s leadership development organisation has said. Jo Davidson, principal of the Staff College, made the comments after the Association of Directors of Children’s Services released data showing that 6% of directors were from Black or ethnic … Continue reading White children’s leaders ‘must play bigger role’ in tackling racial inequalities in management

Transitional safeguarding for girls and young women – Dez Holmes

The task facing practitioners working with young people, whether in a safeguarding role or a justice role, is not simply to assess or manage risk – nor is it to only ‘keep them safe’. Rather it is to prepare and equip them with the skills, relational connections and self-belief to lead safe, fulfilling lives. This … Continue reading Transitional safeguarding for girls and young women – Dez Holmes

Stephen Lawrence Day #SLDay21 #ALegacyForChange #ChallengeAccepted

Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon, OBE said: “We want to inspire children to dream freely without barriers” In commemoration of Stephen Lawrence’s life. Stephen Lawrence Day is celebrated every year on 22 April. https://youtu.be/tk-Tc2g5hSc 2021, in particular, it is a chance to show the small changes we can all do make a difference. At NIROMP … Continue reading Stephen Lawrence Day #SLDay21 #ALegacyForChange #ChallengeAccepted

“Children’s Social Care Knowledge and Evidence Event”

The first Knowledge and Evidence Event organized by the Association of Professors of Social Work (APSW) and supported by CSWIR About this Event The Association of Professors of Social Work (APSW) is delighted to announce a series of Children’s Social Work and Social Care Knowledge and Evidence Events. These hour long, online briefing events are … Continue reading “Children’s Social Care Knowledge and Evidence Event”

NIROMP Communities of Practice – ‘Safeguarding Pressures’ session

With guest speaker: Carole Brooks, Author: ADCS Safeguarding Pressures research. Who are the sessions for? NIROMP is a no-fee leadership group for Independent Reviewing Officers and IRO Managers. Our Community of Practice (CoP) programme is open to local authority Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs) and IRO Managers. Our community brings together IROs and IRO leaders and … Continue reading NIROMP Communities of Practice – ‘Safeguarding Pressures’ session

Parenting in fear: Child welfare micro strategies of Nigerian parents in Britain | @DrCunOkpokiri @BJofSW

Author: Dr Cynthia Okpokiri Article featured in British Journal of Social Work On 15 December 2020 This important article focuses on Nigerian parents’ experiences of the British child welfare system. It provides a helpful insight into the factors which influence families interaction with the British child welfare system and calls for safeguarding professionals to adopt … Continue reading Parenting in fear: Child welfare micro strategies of Nigerian parents in Britain | @DrCunOkpokiri @BJofSW

T and R, Re (Refusal of Placement Order) [2021] EWCA Civ 71 (28 January 2021).

The matter of T & R Re (Refusal of Placement Order) [2021] EWCA Civ 71 (28 January 2021) involved an appeal by a local authority and children's guardian against a decision to refuse to approve placement orders in respect of two children, T (a 3 year old boy) and R (a 2 year old girl). The … Continue reading T and R, Re (Refusal of Placement Order) [2021] EWCA Civ 71 (28 January 2021).

Building a picture of fathers in the family justice system in England | Nuffield Foundation

New research helps to build a more complete picture of the fathers who lose access to their children because of concerns about child neglect or their ability to provide safe care. A Nuffield-funded research partnership between the University of East Anglia and Lancaster University has published the first analysis of fathers’ involvement in care and … Continue reading Building a picture of fathers in the family justice system in England | Nuffield Foundation

Family Justice Resource Hub

This new page on the ADCS website hosts a series of practical resources, such as templates, tools and practice guidance which will be of interest to anyone working in the family justice system. Many of these resources have been produced by sub-groups made up of sector representatives involved with the President of the Family Division’s … Continue reading Family Justice Resource Hub

Family justice overhaul bids to limit number of care proceedings

Guidance and recommendations aim to divert more families from the courts and ease practitioners’ workloads through better use of pre-proceedings and section 20, and streamline cases that do go to court. Longer term, the report recommends refocusing the role of independent reviewing officers (IROs) and conference chairs to offer additional oversight outside of proceedings to … Continue reading Family justice overhaul bids to limit number of care proceedings