NIROMP in partnership with the PSW Network – launch of a national research and practice improvement project

A NATIONAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON DIGITAL PROFESSIONALISM AND ONLINE SAFEGUARDING The national Principal Children and Families Social Worker (PCFSW) network is working in partnership with the National IRO Managers Partnership (NIROMP), CAFCASS, Making Research Count, Research and Management Consultancy Centre and a number of local authorities to undertake a national research and … Continue reading NIROMP in partnership with the PSW Network – launch of a national research and practice improvement project

Ministerial letter to children – what you should expect from your Child in Care Review

On 7th August NIROMP shared the story of a group of young people who had got in touch with the (now former) Children’s Minister. The group have shared a video to illustrate the problems with holding child in care reviews in school. Affinity's young person group, "Voices" created this video to illustrate the problems faced … Continue reading Ministerial letter to children – what you should expect from your Child in Care Review

Children’s reviews – children’s feelings about children in care reviews in school

Courtney, Adam, Chelsea, Jake, Conner and Kayley are a group of young people with care experience. They recently got in touch with the former Children’s Minister regarding a video they have made about having their children in care reviews in school. Please watch their fantastic video and do share it with colleagues. Click here to … Continue reading Children’s reviews – children’s feelings about children in care reviews in school

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

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

NIROMP Strategic Priorities and Vision 2019-22 out for consultation

Source:  National IRO Managers Partnership (NIROMP). Published on: 9th February 2019 NIROMP's draft Strategic Priorities  is now out for public consultation. The consultation is open until 28 February 2019. The NIROMP regional leads approved publication of the Draft Strategic Priorities & Vision 2019-2022 document at a meeting held at the Department for Education on 28th January. The draft plan has … Continue reading NIROMP Strategic Priorities and Vision 2019-22 out for consultation

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

Feature job: Independent Chair | Lincolnshire County Council

Independent Chair Independent Chair We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Independent Chair. This is a full time qualified Social Worker post. The successful applicant will have a minimum of five years post qualifying experience working with children and families and ideally some supervisory experience. This is a county wide post and the office … Continue reading Feature job: Independent Chair | Lincolnshire County Council

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 Multiple failings, IRO and whistleblowing | Suesspiciousminds

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 The Care Leavers Christmas 2018 | Aine Kelly #cep