Investigation into the impact of child poverty

NIROMP are keen to support this important @CPAGUK and @CWIP_Research investigation into the impact of child poverty. Views are being gathered via a survey of children and families social workers in England. Download more about the survey. The deadline for submissions is 6th March 2020. More information including how to contribute via this link: Understanding … Continue reading Investigation into the impact of child poverty

All is not well in the family courts …

This talk by Sir James Munby (lately President of the Family Division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales) at a Conference in Edinburgh on 10 February 2020 of Shared Parenting Scotland is an interesting read. Sir James Munby states: Time is running out to address all these problems. These continuing attacks … Continue reading All is not well in the family courts …

2020 Social Care Point in Time #Adoption #fostercare #Residential

Ofsted has sent surveys to social care providers to find out about the experiences of the children, parents, staff and professionals involved. Please encourage children, parents, staff and professionals to share their views about the providers they are involved with and that Ofsted inspect. The survey will close on Friday 27 March. If you’re a … Continue reading 2020 Social Care Point in Time #Adoption #fostercare #Residential

SUPPORTING KINSHIP CARE

In whatever form it takes, NIROMP believe that Kinship Care is an important and valuable route to settled, permanent care for many children. ABOUT kinship care Kinship care is when family members or friends take on the care of children who, for many different reasons, are unable to remain living at home with their parents. … Continue reading SUPPORTING KINSHIP CARE

Councils name children’s services as biggest financial pressure | CYP Now

Children’s services and education top the list of immediate funding pressures faced by councils, according to a new report. Read full piece at source: Councils name children's services as biggest financial pressure

INDEPENDENT CARE REVIEW #KeepThePromise #ThePromise

Unprecedented review of Scottish care system demands radical overhaul Today the independent review into Scotland's care system published its final report. https://twitter.com/TheCareReview/status/1225020226540097536?s=20 We at NIROMP applaud all who contributed to Scotland Care Review, most especially the children and people with lived experience. Change is needed across Scotland as it is across England. We look forward … Continue reading INDEPENDENT CARE REVIEW #KeepThePromise #ThePromise

Flawed Placement Application #Adoption #HumanRights #fostering

This judgment should be an important reminder of why statutory regulation, guidance and caselaw exist. Achieving what’s right for individual children based on a holistic non-linear evaluation of the options must always govern decision making. This judgment by HHJ Lazarus contains powerful and important reminders of the stakes in which we are dealing when we … Continue reading Flawed Placement Application #Adoption #HumanRights #fostering

Local authorities told to focus on adoption for children in care

Cathy Ashley, the chief executive of Family Rights Group: “Adoption is the right solution for some children. However, far more children who cannot live with their parents flourish in the care of wider family, yet the latter receives negligible recognition, support or finance.” NIROMP view is that there should be no hierarchy - adoption should … Continue reading Local authorities told to focus on adoption for children in care

Court of Appeal upholds the right to roam of Romany and Travellers

The Court of Appeal, in The Mayor and Burgessesof the London Borough of Bromley v Persons Unknown [2020] EWCA Civ 12, has delivered a unanimous judgment reaffirming the rights of the Romany (‘Gypsy’) and Traveller community to live in accordance with their traditional, nomadic way of life. Read full piece at source: Court of Appeal upholds the … Continue reading Court of Appeal upholds the right to roam of Romany and Travellers

EU Settlement Scheme

Last summer Coram Children’s Legal Centre gave a very helpful presentation on the EU Settlement Scheme to members of NIROMP's London IROs Group. The presentation covered what Social Workers and IROs needed to do with children and young people in local authority care to apply for settled status post-Brexit. Government funding for Coram and other … Continue reading EU Settlement Scheme