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

Children’s influence praised as strong corporate parenting moves council up to ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Ofsted has praised Sheffield council”s corporate parenting and, in particular, its services for care leavers, as it raised its grade to ‘good’ following an inspection last month. The inspection report said the South Yorkshire council’s offer “emulates what a good parent should be”, noting opportunities ranging from bike workshops to in-house apprenticeships that were advanced to … Continue reading Children’s influence praised as strong corporate parenting moves council up to ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Children in Care: Preserving Family Connections? FREE event – 19th September

Forrest Hills, 19th September 2019, 10.00 - 4.45 Free to attend, lunch provided We are pleased to promote this FREE event which will be chaired by Deborah Woodcock (Operations Director: Family, and Principal Social Worker, Stockport). EVENT DETAILS Forrest Hills, 19th September 2019, 10.00 - 4.45 Free to attend, lunch provided The Centre for Child and Family Justice in partnership … Continue reading Children in Care: Preserving Family Connections? FREE event – 19th September

Voices of children: “Give us more support around being bullied” #CareExperienced #AntiBullying #ChooseKindness

Children tell NIROMP they want more support around being bullied and they want more support to make sure children are well cared for at school and college. "The important thing is to know where you can turn for help whether it be counsellors or the process to move halls etc. Stay strong and don't let … Continue reading Voices of children: “Give us more support around being bullied” #CareExperienced #AntiBullying #ChooseKindness

New Ofsted research: good decisions for looked after children | Yvette Stanley

Posted by: Yvette Stanley, Ofsted's National Director for Social Care. First posted on: 21 May 2019. Source: Ofsted    Over the coming months, Ofsted will examine decision-making processes for looked after children - looking at what contributes to good decisions for children in care or on the edge of care, including decisions about where they … Continue reading New Ofsted research: good decisions for looked after children | Yvette Stanley