Education

A surge of interesting new reports have recently come out - reflecting some of the latest research and ideas about education, the impact of austerity measures and child wellbeing. Have a read and leave a comment.  First to begin with Joe's story 'From Care to University'.  From care to university  The aim of the Unite … Continue reading Education

Children’s reviews – children’s feelings about children in care reviews in school

Courtney, Adam, Chelsea, Jake, Conner and Kayley are a group of young people with care experience. They recently got in touch with the former Children’s Minister regarding a video they have made about having their children in care reviews in school. Please watch their fantastic video and do share it with colleagues. Click here to … Continue reading Children’s reviews – children’s feelings about children in care reviews in school

News: Care leaver internship scheme – applications open 29th August

Internships Care experienced? Interested in gaining paid work experience? Interested in learning more about media and campaigns, strategic communications, strategic engagement and internal communications? Does the idea of delivering cutting edge work for UK Government excite you? Here's early news of a great scheme that could be just what you're looking for! You could find … Continue reading News: Care leaver internship scheme – applications open 29th August

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

Youth Friendly Strategic Priorities

This Youth Friendly version of our Strategic Priorities can now be downloaded via our newly created Young Person's page on our website. It contains helpful information about advocacy and more. Download and share: Youth Friendly Strategic Priorities 2019-22 CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE'S PAGE FIND OUT ABOUT THE NATIONAL ADVOCACY SAFETY NET … Continue reading Youth Friendly Strategic Priorities

Our Lives Beyond Care | Coram Voice and Prof Julie Selwyn

This latest Bright Spots survey, Our Lives Beyond Care, by Coram Voice and Prof Julie Selwyn, focuses on the thoughts, feelings and experiences of care leavers. It has been developed using the same rigorous methodology as the Your Life, Your Care surveys for younger children, drawing on research and focus groups with care-experienced young people. The … Continue reading Our Lives Beyond Care | Coram Voice and Prof Julie Selwyn

Creating a platform for the voice and influence of children with experience of both the Care and Youth Justice System | Andi Brierley | @Andibrierley

Guest blog by Andi Brierley, Child Looked After and Care Leaver Specialist within the Leeds Youth Justice Service and Child Friendly Leeds City. Author of: ‘Your Honour Can I Tell You My Story’ My name is Andi Brierley and I am currently a Child Looked After and Care Leaver Specialist within the Leeds Youth Justice … Continue reading Creating a platform for the voice and influence of children with experience of both the Care and Youth Justice System | Andi Brierley | @Andibrierley

Language That Cares | PCF @TACTCare #spreadtheword

Language That Cares   A glossary of words and terms that aims to change the language of the care system has been published.  Language That Cares is a collaborative effort led by adoption and fostering charity TACT (The Adolescent and Children’s Trust) and the charity’s children and care experienced young people, with contributions from 15 … Continue reading Language That Cares | PCF @TACTCare #spreadtheword

#LGBT youth in care resources

It has become clear that there is very limited information for or about LGBTQI young people in care. There is an ad hoc, react as we go approach across many local authorities, care agencies, foster carers, social workers and health professionals. Some may be doing excellent work but it has been hard to identify that … Continue reading #LGBT youth in care resources

The Care Leavers Christmas 2018 | Aine Kelly #cep

The Care Leavers Christmas 2018 by Aine Kelly in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England: Megan and I are care leavers and we are trying to create a Christmas for other care leavers who will be spending Christmas alone. Nobody deserves to feel alone at Christmas! In 2016 we both attended the Oxfordshire Care Leavers Christmas – which some of you may remember. … Continue reading The Care Leavers Christmas 2018 | Aine Kelly #cep