Care leavers’ views on their transition to adulthood | Coram Voice

In 2017 Coram Voice conducted a rapid review of around 80 UK studies that explored care leavers’ own accounts of their experiences and feelings. This is a summary of the key themes and issues that emerged from the review. The quotes used in this review are from the young people interviewed or consulted in the... Continue Reading →

Scholarships for care leavers or young people estranged from their family No rent, no bills, 365 days a year for 3 years.   The Unite Foundation provides scholarship opportunities for young people aged 25 years or under who are care leavers or are estranged from their family. Taking care of a place for the young person to live whilst they’re at university and leaving them free to... Continue Reading →

Guest post | My thoughts on the role of the IRO | By Ian Dickson

The views expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the National IRO Managers Partnership.  Guest post by Ian Dickson on June 3, 2018 I am a care experienced person. I am also a social worker, and one who spent years managing and then inspecting residential services. One... Continue Reading →

‘Worlds apart’: how valuing social workers and children’s voices helped the first children’s services trust transform

A wonderfully nourishing read: How a children's trust used the views of young people, implemented stable management for social workers and invested in performance data to turn around its services ... Source: ‘Worlds apart’: how valuing social workers and children’s voices helped the first children’s services trust transform

Extending Personal Adviser support to age 25

Statutory guidance for local authorities First Published: 26 February 2018 By: Department for Education Main points The Children & Social Work Act 2017 introduced a new duty on local authorities, to provide Personal Adviser (PA) support to all care leavers up to age 25, if they want this support. Under previous legislation, local authorities were required to... Continue Reading →

NIROMP Briefing & Comment – Foster Care in England 2018

Published date: 24 February 2018 |Please read NIROMP's full response to the review of Fostering in England: NIROMP briefing & comment on - Fostering in England - February 2018 Introduction This briefing considers ‘Foster Care in England’, a report of the independent review of foster care by Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers’. The report... Continue Reading →

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