Landmark collection of reports published today: “The genie is now out of the bottle” says Ian Dickson

Ian Dickson, chair of the #CareExpConf group officially presented the reports at Liverpool Hope University to the Professor in Social Work Michael Lavalette. https://twitter.com/IDickson258/status/1179810483223879680?s=20 The reports are available to download at source via the Care Experienced Conference website: https://www.careexperiencedconference.com/reports https://twitter.com/IDickson258/status/1179811215020875776?s=20 https://twitter.com/aosullivan01/status/1179808739152543750?s=20 What matters now is that this report is heard and listened to properly by … Continue reading Landmark collection of reports published today: “The genie is now out of the bottle” says Ian Dickson

‘THE FOSTER CARERS SUPERPOWERS’ written by Judith A.M. Denton #CareExperienced #FosterCare #Voices of Children

FREE HANDBOOK FROM JUDITH DENTON In this Handbook Judith shares her personal experience of foster care and the positive impact her foster carers have had on her life. A wonderful free handbook from Judith A.M. Denton. Please read and share widely. 'THE FOSTER CARERS SUPERPOWERS' written by Judith A.M. Denton download JUDITH'S FREE HANDBOOK here … Continue reading ‘THE FOSTER CARERS SUPERPOWERS’ written by Judith A.M. Denton #CareExperienced #FosterCare #Voices of Children

Voices of children – children’s experiences of instability #CareExperienced

‘Children’s Voices: Children’s experiences of instability in the care system’ is published alongside the Children’s Commissioner’s third annual Stability Index, which measures stability in the care system by looking at how often children in care move home, school or social worker over a year. In addition to this data analysis, the Children’s Commissioner’s Office also … Continue reading Voices of children – children’s experiences of instability #CareExperienced

STEPLADDER OF ACHIEVEMENT – Helping young people develop financial know-how

Stepladder of Achievement The Stepladder of Achievement is an online learning tool for 15-25 year olds to develop financial know-how and for making plans for your future. It has six Steps for to work through. And it’s free to use!A certificate of completion is provided on completion of all 6 steps. Additional benefits include connection … Continue reading STEPLADDER OF ACHIEVEMENT – Helping young people develop financial know-how

Updated: Care leaver internship scheme – apply online by 26th September

This is a fantastic opportunity open to care leavers aged 18 to 30 - to apply for a 12 month paid internship in the Civil Service across multiple different departments.Applications open 29th August 2019 and close 26th September 2019Sign up below to hear more about the Civil Service Care Leavers internship Scheme: CLICK HERE for more information … Continue reading Updated: Care leaver internship scheme – apply online by 26th September

Children’s influence praised as strong corporate parenting moves council up to ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Ofsted has praised Sheffield council”s corporate parenting and, in particular, its services for care leavers, as it raised its grade to ‘good’ following an inspection last month. The inspection report said the South Yorkshire council’s offer “emulates what a good parent should be”, noting opportunities ranging from bike workshops to in-house apprenticeships that were advanced to … Continue reading Children’s influence praised as strong corporate parenting moves council up to ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Children in Care: Preserving Family Connections? FREE event – 19th September

Forrest Hills, 19th September 2019, 10.00 - 4.45 Free to attend, lunch provided We are pleased to promote this FREE event which will be chaired by Deborah Woodcock (Operations Director: Family, and Principal Social Worker, Stockport). EVENT DETAILS Forrest Hills, 19th September 2019, 10.00 - 4.45 Free to attend, lunch provided The Centre for Child and Family Justice in partnership … Continue reading Children in Care: Preserving Family Connections? FREE event – 19th September

Updated: Care leaver internship scheme – apply online by 26th September

This is a fantastic opportunity open to care leavers aged 18 to 30 - to apply for a 12 month paid internship in the Civil Service across multiple different departments.Applications open 29th August 2019 and close 26th September 2019Sign up below to hear more about the Civil Service Care Leavers internship Scheme: CLICK HERE for more information … Continue reading Updated: Care leaver internship scheme – apply online by 26th September

Voices of children: “Give us more support around being bullied” #CareExperienced #AntiBullying #ChooseKindness

Children tell NIROMP they want more support around being bullied and they want more support to make sure children are well cared for at school and college. "The important thing is to know where you can turn for help whether it be counsellors or the process to move halls etc. Stay strong and don't let … Continue reading Voices of children: “Give us more support around being bullied” #CareExperienced #AntiBullying #ChooseKindness

“Because I Grew Up In An Orphanage” | @BenjaminPerks #Aspire

Thanks for sharing this with us Benjamim. On Identity & Being Raised In Care of the State Like many of my generation, I left a children’s home aged 16 with a €200 leaving care allowance, a modest bag of life possessions and a complete absence of any form of love or belonging at all ... … Continue reading “Because I Grew Up In An Orphanage” | @BenjaminPerks #Aspire