New project: ‘Disrupting the Routes between Care and Custody’

Dear Colleagues, NIROMP have been contacted by Dr Claire Fitzpatrick Senior Lecturer in Criminology Youth Justice Lead – Centre for Child & Family Justice Research. Dr Fitzpatrick is asking for our help to promote possible participants for a Nuffield Foundation-funded project on 'Disrupting the Routes between Care and Custody'. An overview of the project can … Continue reading New project: ‘Disrupting the Routes between Care and Custody’

New Report from the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse

a message fOR independent reviewing officers Dear Colleagues, I hope you are well and had a lovely, if not the usual, summer.  I am very pleased to inform you that today the CSA Centre has published: ‘Piloting the CSA Practice Leads Programme in adult substance misuse services: Evaluation report’. The report is now live on … Continue reading New Report from the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse

Thread by NIROMP chair Sharon Martin on @OurCareOurSay2 and what it means for the English Care Review

"Our Care Our Say" is a mix of care experienced & non care experienced friends joined together by a shared belief that any care review must have the views of the care experienced community of all ages & in all its glorious diversity at the centre. "Nothing about us without us" 2. One of our … Continue reading Thread by NIROMP chair Sharon Martin on @OurCareOurSay2 and what it means for the English Care Review

Government consultation on whether to continue relaxing children’s social care a ‘shambles’ | www.basw.co.uk

England is the only part of the UK to have amended children’s social care regulations during the pandemic. Relaxations that will continue after 25 September, based on the consultation findings, are the time taken for medical information in fostering and adoption assessments; use of virtual visits and extended time between Ofsted visits of children’s homes. … Continue reading Government consultation on whether to continue relaxing children’s social care a ‘shambles’ | www.basw.co.uk

Human rights committee criticises government actions to protect children during pandemic | CYP Now

A damning report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has raised questions about government decisions to protect vulnerable children in response to the coronavirus pandemic. — Read on http://www.cypnow.co.uk/news/article/human-rights-committee-criticises-government-actions-to-protect-children-during-pandemic

Campaigners question independence of panel to recruit new children’s commissioner for England

A coalition of children’s rights organisations have raised concerns over the recruitment of a new children’s commissioner for England. Read full piece source: Campaigners question independence of panel to recruit new children’s commissioner for England

The Jewish New Year and Social Work — Reflection, Repentance and Coming Back. | by Ermintrude | Sep, 2020 | Medium

Source and a thank you to: @Ermintrude2 Our year starts in the Autumn. The first ‘day’ of the Jewish New Year of 5781 starts tonight. Outside Israel, we celebrate two days, so the Jewish New Year is marked between Friday evening and Sunday… Read full piece at source: The Jewish New Year and Social Work … Continue reading The Jewish New Year and Social Work — Reflection, Repentance and Coming Back. | by Ermintrude | Sep, 2020 | Medium

Research from the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

We know that decisions about contact are crucially important for children and families when children are placed for adoption, removed from home through care proceedings, or voluntarily looked after by local authorities. This briefing paper distils and reflects on the key points from three evidence reviews in an eight-minute read. Download: Six key messages from … Continue reading Research from the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

Life Coaching Support for care experienced parents (or parents to be!)

The Family Rights Group and Become Children’s Charity’s are continuing their offer of support and advice for parents (or parents to be!). Details of how to get in touch are contained in the Flyer below. Alternatively fill out the form provided online HERE and one of the coaching team will get in touch.

National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel @CSPR_Panel opportunities for IROs

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel (@CSPR_Panel) Tweeted: Would you like to assist the Panel in undertaking research, reviews and analysis to improve child safeguarding practice in England?We want to diversify our pool of reviewers to ensure we have a broad range of backgrounds and skillsets who can assist the Panel in undertaking research and … Continue reading National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel @CSPR_Panel opportunities for IROs