Give us more support around being bullied #ChangeStartsWithUs #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 Give us more support around being bullied #ChangeStartsWithUs #AntiBullying #ChooseKindness

“Because I Grew Up In An Orphanage” | @BenjaminPerks #Aspire

Thanks for sharing this with us Benjamim. On Identity & Being Raised In Care of the State Like many of my generation, I left a children’s home aged 16 with a €200 leaving care allowance, a modest bag of life possessions and a complete absence of any form of love or belonging at all ... … Continue reading “Because I Grew Up In An Orphanage” | @BenjaminPerks #Aspire

BASW Black Country Branch Meeting Event: ‘Children in Care: Legal to discriminate?’

Should it be illegal to discriminate against children in care, care leavers or care experienced? BASW are running this FREE event on Monday, 30 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm in Wolverhampton. This event will explore the argument why ‘care experience’ should be a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. Expected learning outcomes are - Information for … Continue reading BASW Black Country Branch Meeting Event: ‘Children in Care: Legal to discriminate?’

Young people get your voices heard! Develop your leadership skills.

Do you think support for young people should be designed with young people themselves? Do you have ideas on how support for younger people could be better? Do you want to help young people across England make their voices heard on the issues they face? If you have ideas about how to improve support for … Continue reading Young people get your voices heard! Develop your leadership skills.

Ministerial letter to children – what you should expect from your Child in Care Review

On 7th August NIROMP shared the story of a group of young people who had got in touch with the (now former) Children’s Minister. The group have shared a video to illustrate the problems with holding child in care reviews in school. Affinity's young person group, "Voices" created this video to illustrate the problems faced … Continue reading Ministerial letter to children – what you should expect from your Child in Care Review

Social work recruitment and retention

In 2018, the Department for Education (DfE) commissioned a major new longitudinal study tracking the careers of local authority child and family social workers in England over five years. The aim of this landmark new study is to collect robust evidence on recruitment, retention and progression in child and family social work. In particular it … Continue reading Social work recruitment and retention

Education

A surge of interesting new reports have recently come out - reflecting some of the latest research and ideas about education, the impact of austerity measures and child wellbeing. Have a read and leave a comment.  First to begin with Joe's story 'From Care to University'.  From care to university  The aim of the Unite … Continue reading Education

Children’s reviews – children’s feelings about children in care reviews in school

Courtney, Adam, Chelsea, Jake, Conner and Kayley are a group of young people with care experience. They recently got in touch with the former Children’s Minister regarding a video they have made about having their children in care reviews in school. Please watch their fantastic video and do share it with colleagues. Click here to … Continue reading Children’s reviews – children’s feelings about children in care reviews in school

News: Care leaver internship scheme – applications open 29th August

Internships Care experienced? Interested in gaining paid work experience? Interested in learning more about media and campaigns, strategic communications, strategic engagement and internal communications? Does the idea of delivering cutting edge work for UK Government excite you? Here's early news of a great scheme that could be just what you're looking for! You could find … Continue reading News: Care leaver internship scheme – applications open 29th August

NIROMP Strategic Priorities 2019-22

Opening Message by the Minister for Children and Families “I am delighted to throw my support behind this action plan from NIROMP. It offers something that is very welcome: a positive and proactive, child-focused plan to improve services for children and their families by addressing challenges locally, but under a coherent national vision. I want … Continue reading NIROMP Strategic Priorities 2019-22