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

Another brilliant piece by a boy called Ric Flo @ricflomusic

Thoughts of Farming, Foster Care & Belonging Ric Flo's latest piece provides a beautiful, moving reflection on his thoughts about @adewale recent #FarmingFilm and how this connects to his experience in foster care. Being privately fostered in Bournemouth myself with racist carers and finding belonging from being associated with the hardest in the town and … Continue reading Another brilliant piece by a boy called Ric Flo @ricflomusic

Landmark collection of reports published today: “The genie is now out of the bottle” says Ian Dickson

Ian Dickson, chair of the #CareExpConf group officially presented the reports at Liverpool Hope University to the Professor in Social Work Michael Lavalette. https://twitter.com/IDickson258/status/1179810483223879680?s=20 The reports are available to download at source via the Care Experienced Conference website: https://www.careexperiencedconference.com/reports https://twitter.com/IDickson258/status/1179811215020875776?s=20 https://twitter.com/aosullivan01/status/1179808739152543750?s=20 What matters now is that this report is heard and listened to properly by … Continue reading Landmark collection of reports published today: “The genie is now out of the bottle” says Ian Dickson

‘THE FOSTER CARERS SUPERPOWERS’ written by Judith A.M. Denton #CareExperienced #FosterCare #Voices of Children

FREE HANDBOOK FROM JUDITH DENTON In this Handbook Judith shares her personal experience of foster care and the positive impact her foster carers have had on her life. A wonderful free handbook from Judith A.M. Denton. Please read and share widely. 'THE FOSTER CARERS SUPERPOWERS' written by Judith A.M. Denton download JUDITH'S FREE HANDBOOK here … Continue reading ‘THE FOSTER CARERS SUPERPOWERS’ written by Judith A.M. Denton #CareExperienced #FosterCare #Voices of Children

Voices of children – children’s experiences of instability #CareExperienced

‘Children’s Voices: Children’s experiences of instability in the care system’ is published alongside the Children’s Commissioner’s third annual Stability Index, which measures stability in the care system by looking at how often children in care move home, school or social worker over a year. In addition to this data analysis, the Children’s Commissioner’s Office also … Continue reading Voices of children – children’s experiences of instability #CareExperienced

Updated: Care leaver internship scheme – apply online by 26th September

This is a fantastic opportunity open to care leavers aged 18 to 30 - to apply for a 12 month paid internship in the Civil Service across multiple different departments.Applications open 29th August 2019 and close 26th September 2019Sign up below to hear more about the Civil Service Care Leavers internship Scheme: CLICK HERE for more information … Continue reading Updated: Care leaver internship scheme – apply online by 26th September

Children’s influence praised as strong corporate parenting moves council up to ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Ofsted has praised Sheffield council”s corporate parenting and, in particular, its services for care leavers, as it raised its grade to ‘good’ following an inspection last month. The inspection report said the South Yorkshire council’s offer “emulates what a good parent should be”, noting opportunities ranging from bike workshops to in-house apprenticeships that were advanced to … Continue reading Children’s influence praised as strong corporate parenting moves council up to ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Children in Care: Preserving Family Connections? FREE event – 19th September

Forrest Hills, 19th September 2019, 10.00 - 4.45 Free to attend, lunch provided We are pleased to promote this FREE event which will be chaired by Deborah Woodcock (Operations Director: Family, and Principal Social Worker, Stockport). EVENT DETAILS Forrest Hills, 19th September 2019, 10.00 - 4.45 Free to attend, lunch provided The Centre for Child and Family Justice in partnership … Continue reading Children in Care: Preserving Family Connections? FREE event – 19th September

Updated: Care leaver internship scheme – apply online by 26th September

This is a fantastic opportunity open to care leavers aged 18 to 30 - to apply for a 12 month paid internship in the Civil Service across multiple different departments.Applications open 29th August 2019 and close 26th September 2019Sign up below to hear more about the Civil Service Care Leavers internship Scheme: CLICK HERE for more information … Continue reading Updated: Care leaver internship scheme – apply online by 26th September