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

Free Learning Resources thanks to @researchIP

Learning resources to support positive mental health outcomes for children, young people and families Research in Practice has brought together a range of multimedia learning resources to support professionals, including publications, podcasts, webinars and more. learning resources to support positive mental health outcomes for children, young people and families. For further information visit: Research in … Continue reading Free Learning Resources thanks to @researchIP

Research in Practice to deliver Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme

A consortium, led by Research in Practice, together with The Children’s Society and University of Bedfordshire, has been appointed to develop and deliver a new programme to tackle child exploitation. The Tackling Child Exploitation (TCE) Support Programme is a significant investment by the Department for Education and aims to support local areas to develop an effective strategic response to child exploitation and … Continue reading Research in Practice to deliver Tackling Child Exploitation Support Programme

What’s the purpose of auditing casework? | Stuart Carlton, ADCS Honorary Treasurer

Originally published: 15 Mar 2019 Source: ADCS Blogs  Author: Stuart Carlton, ADCS Honorary Treasurer, and Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services at North Yorkshire What’s the purpose of auditing casework? What’s the purpose of auditing casework? I have been pondering this for a while. It has a genuine purpose, done well it tells … Continue reading What’s the purpose of auditing casework? | Stuart Carlton, ADCS Honorary Treasurer

Improving care leavers access and participation in higher education

First published by the Department for Education on 14 March 2019. A new Policy paper has been published by the Department for Education: Principles to guide HE providers on improving care leavers access and participation in HE Details The guiding principles will support Higher Education (HE) providers to develop their offer for care leavers to … Continue reading Improving care leavers access and participation in higher education

Social care commentary: using models of practice successfully | Ofsted

Originally published on 26 February 2019 By: Ofsted and Yvette Stanley Yvette Stanley reflects on the success factors in different models of practice that local authorities use when working with children and families: New ways of working can really support a profession that is striving to improve. What we shouldn’t do though, is forget the … Continue reading Social care commentary: using models of practice successfully | Ofsted

Independent reviewing officers – raising children’s voices | NIROMP

By: Sharon Martin, Chair - National IRO Managers Partnership Posted: 17th February 2019 Independent reviewing officers’ have become increasingly creative (inventive / adaptive) in how they go about raising children's voices. This ability underlies an important aspect of NIROMP’s vision for a modern independent reviewing officer function; as an integral aspect of the independent reviewing … Continue reading Independent reviewing officers – raising children’s voices | NIROMP

New CASCADE study proves the success of support for parents who have children taken into care

The primary aim of the Reflect project is to prevent women who have experienced the compulsory removal of a child from experiencing a repeat pregnancy in the short-term, whilst successive child removal remains the most likely outcome. Dr Louise Roberts has led the assessment of one of the first Reflect schemes, which has been run by … Continue reading New CASCADE study proves the success of support for parents who have children taken into care