Consortium on Practices of Wellbeing & Resilience in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Families and Communities (Co-POWeR)

Source Co-Power 7th February 2023 Co-POWeR is a study of the combined impacts of COVID-19 and racial discrimination on groups who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. This is an interdisciplinary collaboration across several universities, divided into research. https://twitter.com/the_copower/status/1622954686499155968?s=61&t=xbqoDUqLHqVGeeCYqQa-2A Download more information at source: HERE The publication of this important research is expected soon. … Continue reading Consortium on Practices of Wellbeing & Resilience in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Families and Communities (Co-POWeR)

Enhancing Anti-Racist Practice in services supporting permanence for children and young people

Source CoramBAAF Posted February 2023 Identifying permanence placements for children and young people from Black and Global majority backgrounds and communities can be a challenge, particularly as regards cultural matching and when considering children’s cultural, religious and identity needs, beyond just skin and hair care needs. This session will explore the importance of looking at … Continue reading Enhancing Anti-Racist Practice in services supporting permanence for children and young people

Ofsted’s 2023 priorities for social care

Source Ofsted By Yvette Stanley, Posted on: 1 February 2023  “Our oversight is likely to shed light on the uncomfortable reality - that too many children are currently living without the right kind of everyday safeguards that they should expect from a system that is there to protect and care for them. “While it may be true … Continue reading Ofsted’s 2023 priorities for social care

NEWS: Government responds to Children’s Social Care Review

By Sharon Martin, NIROMP Chair on 2nd February 2023 The long-awaited Department for Education implementation strategy includes welcome focus on ‘Putting love, relationships and a stable home at the heart of being a child in care’ and rejection of the proposal to remove the Independent reviewing officer role. On advocacy, the DfE has said it … Continue reading NEWS: Government responds to Children’s Social Care Review

Welsh Government Basic Income Pilot for young people leaving care

Source Cascade 13th December 2022 The Welsh Government’s Basic Income Pilot gives young people leaving care the equivalent of the living wage, £1600 per month before tax, from their 18thbirthday for a two year period. The payments will be made to around 550 young people who have their 18th birthdays between July 1st 2022 and 30th June 2023. Limiting the … Continue reading Welsh Government Basic Income Pilot for young people leaving care

Safeguarding Pressures Phase 8

Source ADCS 14th December 2022 The Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) has released the second part of its Safeguarding Pressures Phase 8, reporting an increase in safeguarding activity in all local authorities over the past two years, including a significant increase in section 47 enquiries although fewer are converting to initial child protection … Continue reading Safeguarding Pressures Phase 8

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: annual report 2021

Source Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel Published 15 December 2022 The @CSPR_Panel has published its 3rd annual report on serious child safeguarding incidents occurring between 1 January & 31 December 2021. It sets out patterns in practice for national government & local safeguarding partners to better protect vulnerable children. Read the full report at source: … Continue reading Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel: annual report 2021

Care Review Evidence Group reflect on the challenges of implementation

Source Department of Education Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Some of the Evidence Group for the Care Review have drafted a blog to try and help implementation colleagues in their thinking. The Review’s emphasis on family help is in the spirit of the 1989 Children Act and welcome to many who recognise that families in contact … Continue reading Care Review Evidence Group reflect on the challenges of implementation

Young people’s views on care review recommendations, published by Coram Voice and The National Youth Advocacy Service

Source Children & Young People Now Monday, December 5, 2022 The report finds that 31 per cent of children and young people did not know how to access an advocate. It also estimates that this figure is lower across the entire population of children in care, suggesting that children who are in contact with organisations … Continue reading Young people’s views on care review recommendations, published by Coram Voice and The National Youth Advocacy Service

Ofsted introduce new judgement for care leavers

Ofsted has introduced a new, separate judgement to the framework for inspecting local authority children’s services (ILACS) specifically about the experiences and progress of care leavers. This follows our recent consultation on changes to the framework, which saw over 90% of respondents support our plans for a specific focus on care leavers. https://twitter.com/ofstednews/status/1598628058650533891?s=61&t=rgt_CmMxtt4FhJQPTg8YzQ Read more at source: … Continue reading Ofsted introduce new judgement for care leavers