THE PRESSURE TO CHOOSE AN EXCLUSIVE IDENTITY

We hope this piece prompts you to ask yourself how you can provide positive help and support to children from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. Article 20 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that “Children who cannot be looked after by their own family have a right to special care … Continue reading THE PRESSURE TO CHOOSE AN EXCLUSIVE IDENTITY

Research in Practice | Transitional safeguarding – bridging the gap between Children’s and Adults’ Services

The latest @researchIP blog explores how to work effectively with adolescents and young people when undertaking safeguarding work, recognising that adolescence throws up different issues that don’t simply disappear at age 18. The challenge remains for Children’s Services to learn from adult social care, for example the Making Safeguarding Personal approach to safeguarding, which puts … Continue reading Research in Practice | Transitional safeguarding – bridging the gap between Children’s and Adults’ Services

Final call: UEA evaluation of the DfE 2015 Regulations and Guidance for long-term foster care #IROs #Research

Dear Colleagues, This is the final opportunity for managers of IROs and looked after children/fostering services to contribute to important ADCS supported research currently being undertaken by the University of East Anglia. This study is the first and only piece of research evaluating the impact of the DfE 2015 Regulations and Guidance on Long term … Continue reading Final call: UEA evaluation of the DfE 2015 Regulations and Guidance for long-term foster care #IROs #Research

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

Call to Action: ‘Planning and Supporting Permanence in Long-Term Foster Care’ – a survey for managers of Independent Reviewing Officers

Dear Colleagues, Some of you may not yet know about the important Nuffield research currently being undertaken by Professor Gill Schofield and her team at the University of East Anglia investigating how long term foster care is planned and supported following the DfE 2015 Regulations and Guidance for long-term foster care. An important part of … Continue reading Call to Action: ‘Planning and Supporting Permanence in Long-Term Foster Care’ – a survey for managers of Independent Reviewing Officers

Improving the role of adult mental health services in multi-agency child protection

Yvette Stanley,  Ofsted's National Director for Social Care. First posted on: 20 August 2019  Yvette Stanley discusses the important role of adult mental health services as part of the multi-agency approach to helping and protecting children. Joint targeted area inspections (JTAIs) show that no agency can provide effective help and protection to children in a local … Continue reading Improving the role of adult mental health services in multi-agency child protection

Call to Action: ‘Planning and Supporting Permanence in Long-Term Foster Care’ – a survey for managers of Independent Reviewing Officers

Dear Colleagues, Some of you may not yet know about the important Nuffield research currently being undertaken by Professor Gill Schofield and her team at the University of East Anglia investigating how long term foster care is planned and supported following the DfE 2015 Regulations and Guidance for long-term foster care. An important part of … Continue reading Call to Action: ‘Planning and Supporting Permanence in Long-Term Foster Care’ – a survey for managers of Independent Reviewing Officers

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

What makes an effective case record?

Author: Yvette Stanley, Ofsted. Originally posted on: 24 July 2019  In October last year, Yvette Stanley blogged about how good-quality supervision is central to effective social work. In July this year, Yvette wrote a helpful piece about another pillar of good social work practice: case recording. DOWNLOAD: WHAT MAKES AN EFFECTIVE CASE RECORD?

Guest post by Chris Morrison, Independent Reviewing Officer #IRO #Event

By Chris Morrison, Independent Reviewing Officer. Chris is an IRO at the London Borough of Newham. On Tuesday 27th August 2019 I held an event for Children who have been in the care system to share their experiences. The event was open for all to attend to listen to what is set to be a … Continue reading Guest post by Chris Morrison, Independent Reviewing Officer #IRO #Event