Delivering family group conferences during the Coronavirus crisis #ThankYou @FamilyRightsGp

https://twitter.com/FamilyRightsGp/status/1263394355315978240?s=20 Delivering family group conferences during the Coronavirus crisis This guide is written to help local authorities, during the crisis, to work in partnership with families in their localities to make workable plans for vulnerable children and adults who are struggling or are at risk. It describes how remote technology can be used to continue to enable family … Continue reading Delivering family group conferences during the Coronavirus crisis #ThankYou @FamilyRightsGp

CRISIS, RECOVERY AND CHANGE – LET’S BUILD SOMETHING TOGETHER

Capturing, sharing and learning from change stories is a key component of the evidence and learning available within and across NIROMP’s regional networks. In these troubling times it seems more important than ever that we share learning and support each other. Each of us holds a unique story. Sharing these can contribute to our understanding … Continue reading CRISIS, RECOVERY AND CHANGE – LET’S BUILD SOMETHING TOGETHER

THE ADOPTION AND CHILDREN (CORONAVIRUS) (AMENDED) REGULATIONS 2020

On Friday 24 April 2020, the Government passed a statutory instrument, the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, making potentially significant changes to the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review Regulations 2010. These regulations make significant temporary changes to the rights and entitlements of children and young people living in care. They apply to … Continue reading THE ADOPTION AND CHILDREN (CORONAVIRUS) (AMENDED) REGULATIONS 2020

Care leavers’ well-being during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Key Messages for Leaving Care Workers

Guest piece post from: Linda Briheim-Crookall, Head of Policy and Practice Development New Insight paper from Coram Voice: Coram Voice has collated this new Insight Paper. Please circulate to any contacts who you think it may be useful to. Responding to Coronavirus is a challenge for us all and no different in our work with children … Continue reading Care leavers’ well-being during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Key Messages for Leaving Care Workers

Keeping children in touch with their families during ‘lockdown’ | Professor Beth Neil

a call to action Restrictions on social contact which are necessary during the current period of “lockdown” are having a huge impact on the links children in care can maintain with members of their birth family. Early feedback from a rapid response research study, funded by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, and carried out by … Continue reading Keeping children in touch with their families during ‘lockdown’ | Professor Beth Neil

Two-week rapid consultation on remote hearings in the Family Court launched

First published: 14 April 2020 |Family Court|News President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane is pleased to announce the commencement of a two-week rapid consultation on the use of remote hearings in the family justice system, starting today (Tuesday 14 April 2020). This research project … Continue reading Two-week rapid consultation on remote hearings in the Family Court launched

Secure Messaging: free to use during Covid-19 pandemic

Focusgov help local authorities use digital to engage with vulnerable groups, such as care leavers, families with special educational needs and children in care. They are making their Secure Messaging service available to local authorities and other organisations who need to stay in touch with vulnerable people. Focusgov are providing this service for free for … Continue reading Secure Messaging: free to use during Covid-19 pandemic

How to support young people who don’t seem to care about staying in and staying safe…..

Thanks to Dr Helen Kirkaldie, Consultant Clinical Psychologist for this helpful resource. “For some children, the hard reality is that they will have experienced safety so rarely that their empathy may be under-developed –the potential is there but just out of reach.” Read at source: How to support young people who don’t seem to care … Continue reading How to support young people who don’t seem to care about staying in and staying safe…..

“But they must have known!”

Source: Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse. First published Wednesday 18 March 2020. Author: Anna Glinski Deputy Director for Knowledge and Practice Development highlights the importance of effective working with non-abusing parents and carers when there are concerns of intra-familial child sexual abuse. Imagine for a minute how it would feel to receive a … Continue reading “But they must have known!”

Child Protection ‘looked after’ information to be shared with school nurses and health visitors

Source: NHS Digital First Published: 11 April 2020 A tool that provides data on protected vulnerable children for the NHS and local authorities is being broadened to include school nurses and health visitors. Child Protection Information Sharing (CP-IS) is a system that alerts NHS staff when children who are subject to a child protection plan, … Continue reading Child Protection ‘looked after’ information to be shared with school nurses and health visitors