BASW Black Country Branch Meeting Event: ‘Children in Care: Legal to discriminate?’

Should it be illegal to discriminate against children in care, care leavers or care experienced? BASW are running this FREE event on Monday, 30 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm in Wolverhampton. This event will explore the argument why ‘care experience’ should be a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. Expected learning outcomes are - Information for … Continue reading BASW Black Country Branch Meeting Event: ‘Children in Care: Legal to discriminate?’

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

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

Guest blog by Andi Brierley

This guest blog was first published by NIROMP on 5th April 2019. This latest version contains slides from a presentation: Childhood Adversity Resilience - Handout 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 … Continue reading Guest blog by Andi Brierley

Ground-breaking care conference to take place in Liverpool tomorrow #CareExpConf

Source: The Care Experienced Conference Follow on Twitter @Careexpconf  #CareExpConf The Care Experienced Conference: Many voices, many stories, many homes, One community Tomorrow marks a ground breaking moment for people with #CareExperience with the inaugural @Careexpconf  Let's all please follow via social media using the hashtags #CareExpConf #CareExpConf #CEP #CareExperienced “Care experienced people of all ages do … Continue reading Ground-breaking care conference to take place in Liverpool tomorrow #CareExpConf

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

Improving care leavers access and participation in higher education

First published by the Department for Education on 14 March 2019. A new Policy paper has been published by the Department for Education: Principles to guide HE providers on improving care leavers access and participation in HE Details The guiding principles will support Higher Education (HE) providers to develop their offer for care leavers to … Continue reading Improving care leavers access and participation in higher education

Building a workforce that works for all children | ADCS

ADCS has published a new position paper 'Building a workforce that works for all children'. To achieve a country that works for all children, we must have a strong and fully resourced workforce: The government continues to invest in new routes into social work and to progress a programme of social work reform. While efforts … Continue reading Building a workforce that works for all children | ADCS