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 →

IRO briefing – creative communication and trauma informed practice | Katie Wrench & Sharon Martin

Using creative communication in a trauma informed response to care planning and review. Authors: Katie Wrench and Sharon Martin This briefing provides an introduction to the language and theory of trauma-informed practice combined with practical knowledge and skills development for IROs direct work - to support thinking and working with parents, children and young people.... 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 →

Guest post: Every Child Leaving Care Matters #ECLCM

Guest post by Nikki Ledingham of Every Child Leaving Care Matters | August 2017   Every Child Leaving Care Matters (ECLCM) is an independent, non-funded organisation that is not affiliated with any political party, however the organisation has almost 50 cross party MPs pledge of support. As a care experience adult and having also experienced homelessness,... Continue Reading →

Guest post: “Caring Teams” by ECLCM

Guest post by: ECLCM Twitter: ECLCM Facebook: ECLCM The key elements required to comply with the ECLCM vision of an acceptable STAYING CLOSE placement ECLCM believe that for a Staying Close placement to have a realistic chance of being successful and to mirror as far as is possible the security and support offered by a good... Continue Reading →

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