10 Year Challenge | @johnPDurham ADCS

What does the 10 year challenge for children's services look like? There is a challenge for us all as the new government takes shape to make the case for the prioritisation of children’s services both in terms of resourcing and new policy direction. Can the silos that exist in Whitehall be broken down with ministers … Continue reading 10 Year Challenge | @johnPDurham ADCS

Joint Call for a Full, Independent Review of Children’s Social Care in England

Deadline: Tuesday 21st January 2020 Hundreds of individuals with personal and/or professional experience of children's social care have already signed an open letter to the Secretary of State for Education calling for a full, independent review of children's social care in England. Please consider joining them. To read the letter, see those who have already signed … Continue reading Joint Call for a Full, Independent Review of Children’s Social Care in England

Scotland's Care Review & NIROMP chair's keynote

Scotland's First National Reviewing Officers Conference The conference was opened by the Chair of the Social Work Scotland Reviewing Officers Network, Derek Yeoman, and he welcomed Convenor of Social Work Scotland Kathryn Lindsay to give opening remarks. Sharon Martin, chair of the National Independent Reviewing Officers Managers Partnership (NIROMP) gave a keynote speech describing practice in England, … Continue reading Scotland's Care Review & NIROMP chair's keynote

Doing Things Differently for Care Leavers #CareExpConf

Video: Ian Dickson @IDickson258 & Dr Cat Hugman's @notjustanumber Speech @ #GMCareLeavers Conference #CareExpConf #teamies Ian Dickson @IDickson258 & Dr Cat Hugman speak at the Doing Things Differently for Care Leavers event held on Friday 1st November and here is their fantastic speech in video format! https://youtu.be/7LXwKYjjfDU You can download the full text via the … Continue reading Doing Things Differently for Care Leavers #CareExpConf

Children’s voices largely absent from care records, causing significant distress, study finds

Children and young people’s voices are largely absent from their record, causing care leavers significant distress, a study published today has found. The research also found a lack of recognition on the importance and value of effective record keeping by local authorities and that, when people received their records, they were often heavily redacted, or censored, … Continue reading Children’s voices largely absent from care records, causing significant distress, study finds

Changing The Narrative – Inspired Youth and North Yorkshire County Council

Inspired Youth and North Yorkshire county council have made a short film about changing the narrative of social work lingo! Changing The Narrative explores the power of words. A film about the use of language in social work, it is funny, powerful and provocative. Produced by inspired youth in collaboration with Scott Akox. Please watch, … Continue reading Changing The Narrative – Inspired Youth and North Yorkshire County Council

“Women are equal to everything” says ex-barmaid, current President of the Supreme Court — UK Human Rights Blog

Even before Lady Hale and her spider brooch rose to national prominence following media coverage of Miller (No 2), she was something of a hero amongst female lawyers. A trailblazer in the profession, she was the first women appointed to the Law Commission, the first female Law Lord and the first female president of the … Continue reading “Women are equal to everything” says ex-barmaid, current President of the Supreme Court — UK Human Rights Blog

THE PRESSURE TO CHOOSE AN EXCLUSIVE IDENTITY

We hope this piece prompts you to ask yourself how you can provide positive help and support to children from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. Article 20 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that “Children who cannot be looked after by their own family have a right to special care … Continue reading THE PRESSURE TO CHOOSE AN EXCLUSIVE IDENTITY

REFLECTING ON CARE | CENTRE FOR YOUTH AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Source: Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice In their joint guest blog, Andi Brierley and Luke Burgess reflect on the ‘CARE’ group in Leeds, drawing on their own experience of the care and justice systems.  Andi: My role at Leeds YJS is to work with children in care that come into contact with youth justice and … Continue reading REFLECTING ON CARE | CENTRE FOR YOUTH AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Research in Practice | Transitional safeguarding – bridging the gap between Children’s and Adults’ Services

The latest @researchIP blog explores how to work effectively with adolescents and young people when undertaking safeguarding work, recognising that adolescence throws up different issues that don’t simply disappear at age 18. The challenge remains for Children’s Services to learn from adult social care, for example the Making Safeguarding Personal approach to safeguarding, which puts … Continue reading Research in Practice | Transitional safeguarding – bridging the gap between Children’s and Adults’ Services