Time-poor, overstretched and changing too often – children’s experiences of social workers

By Linda Briheim-Crookall, Coram Voice For care-experienced children and young people who have been separated from their birth families, positive relationships with social workers can provide an important sense of connection and stability. But a report published today by A National Voice (ANV), featuring the views of over 300 children and young people in response to … Continue reading Time-poor, overstretched and changing too often – children’s experiences of social workers

HELP FOR ROMA PARENTS

https://twitter.com/HulmesAllison/status/1458120147135258629?s=20 NIROMP want to improve access to justice for Roma parents going through child protection proceedings. This project was developed in response to concerns about the increase in Roma families subject to child protection investigations and the number of Roma children being taken into care by local authorities in England.  We worked collaboratively with a … Continue reading HELP FOR ROMA PARENTS

NIROMP Community of Practice – Case for Change Call for Ideas

This session is open to all independent reviewing officers (IROs) and those who manage them. About this event Dear IROs and managers of IROs, Firstly thank you for your engagement with NIROMP's Communities of Practice. We have some important sessions lined up in the next few weeks. These sessions will focus on the Independent Review … Continue reading NIROMP Community of Practice – Case for Change Call for Ideas

Care Review ‘focus on’ events

Yesterday NIROMP update from the Care Review Team. Please read, pass on and register for the event if you can: Good afternoon, As someone who has signed up for updates from the independent review of children’s social care, we wanted to let you know about the next in our series of ‘focus on’ events. The … Continue reading Care Review ‘focus on’ events

WHAT OUR CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM SHOULD BE DOING

Source: Dr Emily Keddel Reorienting Oranga Tamariki towards prevention, rather than reaction to harm, is a step in the right direction. But there is still a long way to go in addressing the organisation’s fragmentation, argues Emily Keddell. Emily asks us to consider 'Is a child protection agency more like a police force, or more … Continue reading WHAT OUR CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM SHOULD BE DOING

Re CK: Derby CC v BA [2021] EWHC 2931 (Fam)

This judgement concerns issues relating to: Deprivation of liberty - childrenInherent jurisdiction cases https://twitter.com/SharonLMartin1/status/1456522745987092480?s=20 Relevance of DOL Practice Guidance "[W]hilst accepting that an unwillingness or inability on the part of a placement to comply with the terms of the President’s Practice Guidance is a factor that informs the overall best interests evaluation on an application under … Continue reading Re CK: Derby CC v BA [2021] EWHC 2931 (Fam)

Reframing Support for Families

Some good, important reads to prompt thinking about how support for families following parental separation is framed. This report by the Family Solutions Group, entitled What about me?: Reframing Support for Families following Parental Separation, was published in 2021 and for those of you who may not have seen it, it is an important document. It should … Continue reading Reframing Support for Families

Social care review – Call for ideas

Today the Social Care Review team have launched their Call for Ideas. This is an opportunity to share ideas. From big transformative ideas that might take years and require systemic change to smaller solutions that could deliver more immediate results for children, the challenge is there. This Call for Ideas is open to all for 6 … Continue reading Social care review – Call for ideas

TRANSPARENCY IN THE FAMILY COURTS REPORT

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has published his Transparency in the Family Courts Report which recommends journalists can report what they hear and see in family courts in England and Wales for the first time. https://twitter.com/IsabelleTrowler/status/1454799547037851650?s=20 Read at source: Transparency in the Family Courts Report Related piece: Leading from the front

‘Why social workers need to show children they care’

In one of my review meetings, I was asked by my independent reviewing officer what my hobbies were. No one had ever asked me that question before and after a minute of thinking, my mind landed on tennis. I had never played before, but I’d seen plenty of matches on television […] Read full piece at … Continue reading ‘Why social workers need to show children they care’