Surge in proportion of black, Asian and ethnic minority children in custody | Children & Young People Now

Originally published by Children & Young People Now on 08 June 2018 | Author Neil Puffett Nearly half of children in custody are now black, Asian or from an ethnic minority (BAME), despite efforts to tackle their disproportional over-representation within the youth justice system, government figures show. More than 48 per cent of under-18s in custody... Continue Reading →

Celebrating success, strength and bravery

Celebrating children in our care Jenny Coles, Chair of the ADCS, Families Communities and Young People Policy Committee  Let’s celebrate success, strength and bravery throughout the year, campaign and change perceptions! Read full piece at source: Celebrating children in our care | ADCS

On Social Workers | By Lemn Sissay

Originally posted on December 1, 2018 by Lemn Sissay  Shouldn’t our government and the well being of society be assessed above all by how it treats its child, the child in its care?  If the answer is yes then it stands to reason  that social workers should be the highest paid workers  in local government.... Continue Reading →

ARE WE VALUING CARE? Children’s services essay collection | iMPOWER

IROs know from experience that stable and well-matched care for children and young people in care often makes all the difference, but this paper argues that there is system failure in delivering this at scale. At a time when resources are so precious, the sector must tighten its control of the money spent on children... Continue Reading →

Call to end unnecessary criminalisation of children in care | Children & Young People Now

The government is urging councils, the police and courts across England to sign up to an agreement aimed at reducing the unnecessary criminalisation of looked-after children and care leavers. The national protocol calls for a reduction in the number of incidents at children's homes that police are called out to. Read full piece at source:... Continue Reading →

Families must be diverted away from courts, Trowler report argues

The government must do more to divert families with ‘entrenched’ problems away from the courts, research by the chief children’s social worker has concluded. The ‘Case for clear blue water’ briefing by Isabelle Trowler found too many marginal cases involving children at risk of significant harm were entering the family justice system. The study argued... Continue Reading →

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