Life Coaching Support for care experienced parents (or parents to be!)

The Family Rights Group and Become Children’s Charity’s are continuing their offer of support and advice for parents (or parents to be!). Details of how to get in touch are contained in the Flyer below. Alternatively fill out the form provided online HERE and one of the coaching team will get in touch.

National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel @CSPR_Panel opportunities for IROs

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel (@CSPR_Panel) Tweeted: Would you like to assist the Panel in undertaking research, reviews and analysis to improve child safeguarding practice in England?We want to diversify our pool of reviewers to ensure we have a broad range of backgrounds and skillsets who can assist the Panel in undertaking research and … Continue reading National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel @CSPR_Panel opportunities for IROs

National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel @CSPR_Panel opportunities for IROs

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel (@CSPR_Panel) Tweeted: Would you like to assist the Panel in undertaking research, reviews and analysis to improve child safeguarding practice in England?We want to diversify our pool of reviewers to ensure we have a broad range of backgrounds and skillsets who can assist the Panel in undertaking research and … Continue reading National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel @CSPR_Panel opportunities for IROs

Children’s social care visits: what to expect

Posted by: Yvette Stanley, On 20 August 2020 Source: Ofsted: developments in children’s social care Yvette Stanley, National Director for Regulation and Social Care, talks about our children's social care visits that will start this Autumn. Just a few weeks ago, a more normal, pre-COVID life was beckoning with restrictions eased and a greater sense … Continue reading Children’s social care visits: what to expect

‘How social work and child protection are being creative and helping children and families during COVID-19 and can do so beyond it’ ByProfessor Harry Ferguson, Professor Sarah Pink and Dr Laura Kelly

Source: Research in Practice As shown in an earlier briefing, our emerging findings suggest that COVID-19, the lockdown that began on 23 March 2020, and having to socially distance from children and other family members, has disrupted child protection making it more challenging for practitioners to safeguard and be helpful. But what can and has … Continue reading ‘How social work and child protection are being creative and helping children and families during COVID-19 and can do so beyond it’ ByProfessor Harry Ferguson, Professor Sarah Pink and Dr Laura Kelly

Bid to scrap removal of children in care duties goes to Court of Appeal

A legal bid to scrap the government’s removal of several duties in relation to children in care goes to the Court of Appeal next week, after the charity behind it was granted a fast-track challenge. Earlier this month, Article 39 lost a High Court challenge against the Department for Education’s decision, in April, to bring … Continue reading Bid to scrap removal of children in care duties goes to Court of Appeal

Guest post: How independent reviewing officers can support ‘My Right Friend’ | @IV_Network

Guest post by the National Independent Visitor Network (NIVN) Volunteers’ Week took place online at the beginning of June and marked the online launch of The Right Friend Campaign by the National Independent Visitor Network (NIVN).   IV Coordinators, IVs and care-experienced children and young people posted tweets expressing why an IV is the right friend; … Continue reading Guest post: How independent reviewing officers can support ‘My Right Friend’ | @IV_Network

New opportunity: IRO Operational Manager

IRO Operational Manager Employer: Medway Council Salary: SW5 £48,176-£52,159 per annum (plus £7,000 Market premia and £3,000 retention payment) Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR Contract: Permanent Working Pattern: Full Time Hours: 37 hours.DBS Check: Enhanced Closing Date: 08/09/2020 at 23:55 PM Reference: CSC04RJ Apply Online An exciting opportunity as arisen for an experienced IRO Operational Manager to work … Continue reading New opportunity: IRO Operational Manager

“The First Day of Forever”: film launched to improve journey for special guardians | via @ChildFamJustice

Source: Centre for Child & Family Justice Research First published: 9.9.20 This documentary film ‘The First Day of Forever’ focuses on the experiences of special guardians in England and the rewards and challenges of bringing up relatives’ children following care proceedings. Made by the Centre Co-Director Professor Judith Harwin, in partnership with kinship care charity Grandparents … Continue reading “The First Day of Forever”: film launched to improve journey for special guardians | via @ChildFamJustice

Article 39 granted appeal over children’s social care exemptions

Children’s rights charity Article 39 has been granted an appeal following an unsuccessful judicial review over children’s social care exemptions introduced by the government amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Source: Article 39 granted appeal over children’s social care exemptions