Staying close and staying connected in East Anglia | SCIE #ECLCM

Featured article - 13 November 2018 via SCIE By Rachel Leslie, Project Implementation Manager, Break - Changing Young Lives Cambridgeshire and Norfolk are developing their arrangements for supporting young people as they leave residential care. Staying close and staying connected in East Anglia - definitely one to watch. Read more: Staying close and staying connected in... Continue Reading →

Being Ready: How do we know when parents are ready to work with us? | Jadwiga Leigh

New Beginnings is a concept which has been inspired by the Flemish organisation 'Stobbe'. Comparative research carried out by Leigh (2013; 2014; 2017) into the way in which services are provided in Flanders, Belgium and England, found that in Flanders residential centres are effective in providing better outcomes for children and parents. The findings showed that once parents... Continue Reading →

News from the Department for Education

The Department for Education is seeking to improve communication with IROs / social workers and has established an e-mail channel and a new e-newsletter for children and family social workers. Quarterly bulletins from the Department for Education will provide the latest news, guidance on best practice and updates from innovation projects across the country. Sign-up to... Continue Reading →

Children are at the heart of social work practice in Portsmouth

The participation of and direct work with children and families are key strengths. Social workers are supported to deliver meaningful intervention to sustain positive change and safe long-term outcomes for children. Children are at the heart of social work practice. The senior leadership team has worked resolutely to create a learning culture that is responsive... Continue Reading →

Redistributing care: why respite support should exist for struggling birth families, not just foster carers and adopters

Brigid Featherstone and Amanda Boorman talk about their experiences of respite support and how it might be used to support birth families before a child is removed ... Read full piece at source: Redistributing care: why respite support should exist for struggling birth families, not just foster carers and adopters

Practice quality, not audit: a council’s journey to ‘outstanding’

At the start of August, North Yorkshire council’s children’s services was heralded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted – and became the first to achieve this accolade in every measure of its inspection. Its director of children’s services, Stuart Carlton, shares with Community Care how the council has progressed – highlighting the importance of practice quality beyond performance,... Continue Reading →

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