NIROMP Strategic Priorities 2019-22

Opening Message by the Minister for Children and Families “I am delighted to throw my support behind this action plan from NIROMP. It offers something that is very welcome: a positive and proactive, child-focused plan to improve services for children and their families by addressing challenges locally, but under a coherent national vision. I want … Continue reading NIROMP Strategic Priorities 2019-22

Immigration policy on assessing age of young asylum seekers found to be unlawful

A judgment from the Court of Appeal finds Home Office policy regarding young asylum seekers and age disputes to be unlawful. This was an appeal brought by a national of Eritrea. The appellant claimed that the Enforcement Instructions and Guidance, paragraph 55.9.3.1 (c), was unlawful on the basis that assessment of age based on physical … Continue reading Immigration policy on assessing age of young asylum seekers found to be unlawful

Court of Appeal Case – Post Adoption Contact

Here is a useful summary of a court of appeal case about post adoption contact, written by some of the lawyers involved. RE B (A Child) (Post-Adoption Contact) [2019] EWCA Civ 29: What is the Future for Post-Adoption Contact? This article, written by the solicitor and junior counsel for the appellants, considers the backdrop against … Continue reading Court of Appeal Case – Post Adoption Contact

Child exploitation disruption toolkit | Home Office

This Guidance was first published by the Home Office on 15 April 2019. The toolkit aims to set out many of the tools useful for police and other safeguarding professionals to disrupt the sexual and criminal exploitation of children and young people, break the cycle of abuse and send a signal to perpetrators about the … Continue reading Child exploitation disruption toolkit | Home Office

Family Justice Council: Interim Guidance on Special Guardianship published

Source: Family Justice Council: Interim Guidance on Special Guardianship | Originally posted 24 May 2019 |News This interim guidance is issued by the Family Justice Council with the approval of the Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division, in response to some of the issues identified in Re P-S (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 1407. Its primary … Continue reading Family Justice Council: Interim Guidance on Special Guardianship published

Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) vacancies – various locations

Independent Reviewing Officer vacancies in Brighton, Scarborough, Harrogate and Thurrock Location Brighton (one post): Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council Reference: orbis/TP/489/1577 Published: Fri 10/05/2019, 10:00 AM Closing on: Thu 30/05/2019, 23:55 PM Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Part Time Vacancy Hours: 15 hours per week. Salary: £48,433 - £53,105 pro rata for part-time hours DBS … Continue reading Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) vacancies – various locations

New Ofsted research: good decisions for looked after children | Yvette Stanley

Posted by: Yvette Stanley, Ofsted's National Director for Social Care. First posted on: 21 May 2019. Source: Ofsted    Over the coming months, Ofsted will examine decision-making processes for looked after children - looking at what contributes to good decisions for children in care or on the edge of care, including decisions about where they … Continue reading New Ofsted research: good decisions for looked after children | Yvette Stanley

View from the President’s Chambers | #PublicLaw | May 2019

Source: Reports and Reviews | Family View from the President’s Chambers By publishing a written overview, my aim is for this to be available at the same time to anyone and everyone who is interested in Family Justice, whether or not they may attend any of the events that I have mentioned. I therefore intend … Continue reading View from the President’s Chambers | #PublicLaw | May 2019

In My Opinion

Information for professionals IMO (‘In My Opinion’) has been created in collaboration with the Children’s Commissioner’s Office and care experienced young people to provide a voice for young people in care and care leavers to share advice, experience, and stories with one another. The site has young people’s voices at its heart, and all of … Continue reading In My Opinion

Targeted resources to help tackle bullying

All Together: whole school anti-bullying programme NIROMP would like to see all Schools signed up ABA's All Together programme. A whole-school anti-bullying programme, it is offered free to schools across England. It is mainly based online and involves: access to the All Together Online Hub, an online platform through which schools are able to audit … Continue reading Targeted resources to help tackle bullying