Multiple failings, IRO and whistleblowing | Suesspiciousminds

Thank you to Sueesspiciousminds for his post of 10th December 2018 regards the matter of: A & B (care orders and placement orders – failures) [2018] EWFC 72 (30 November 2018) http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/HCJ/2018/72.html   The following extract is from Mr Justice Keehan's judgement: 50.I am appalled at the manner in which and the serial occasions on which the... Continue Reading →

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 →

Featured Job: Safeguarding and Reviewing Team Manager

Safeguarding and Reviewing Team Manager Job Ref: 18368 Employer: Leeds City Council, Children & Families Team:  Safeguarding Quality & Practice Contract Type: Permanent Appointment Hours per Week: 37 Closing date: 10 December 2018 11:30 PM This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated practitioner or manager to join a team of experienced, skilled and supportive managers,... Continue Reading →

Future of early help ‘under serious threat’ | Children & Young People Now #SGP6

Services supporting families at an early stage in order to prevent child safeguarding issues are "under serious threat", due to pressure on budgets as a result of rapidly rising numbers of children at risk of serious harm, and short-term funding arrangements, children's services leaders have warned. The Association of Directors of Children's Services annual Safeguarding... Continue Reading →

‘Outstanding’ council issues blunt warning over impact of proposed cuts | Children & Young People Now

A council rated as "outstanding" by Ofsted is planning to make cuts totaling £3.7m to its children's services but has warned the move is likely to mean more children are taken into care. East Sussex County Council has delivered the warning as the council considers council-wide funding reductions, including cuts to programmes aimed at avoiding... Continue Reading →

Care Proceedings in England: The case for clear blue water | Isabelle Trowler

This policy briefing highlights the findings from an exploratory study of care proceedings in 4 local authorities across England. The study found that the vast majority of decisions taken to initiate care proceedings were certainly reasonable but the question is whether or not they were always necessary. The study found that the difficulties facing families... Continue Reading →

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