Improving care leavers access and participation in higher education

First published by the Department for Education on 14 March 2019. A new Policy paper has been published by the Department for Education: Principles to guide HE providers on improving care leavers access and participation in HE Details The guiding principles will support Higher Education (HE) providers to develop their offer for care leavers to... Continue Reading →

Building a workforce that works for all children | ADCS

ADCS has published a new position paper 'Building a workforce that works for all children'. To achieve a country that works for all children, we must have a strong and fully resourced workforce: The government continues to invest in new routes into social work and to progress a programme of social work reform. While efforts... Continue Reading →

Latest research released by Dartington Design Lab – Are services meeting the needs of children? #Dartington3Circles

Source: Dartington Service Design Lab Published: February 2019 Matching Children’s Needs and Services: A Case of Three Circles Are services meeting the needs of children? Dartington's new report: Matching Children’s Needs and Services: A Case of Three Circles draws on a decade of data from 38,000 children and families to answer two fundamental questions: How much... Continue Reading →

‘Correct me if I’m wrong but this doesn’t sound like a country that works for all children.’ – @stuartdcs

#ADCS President comments on new analysis by national children's charities on funding for children's services: “While some local authorities have benefitted from small, time limited pots of ring fenced funding this is neither a sustainable nor an equitable way forward. It does nothing to meet the needs of the system as a whole. Government must... Continue Reading →

Independent reviewing officers – raising children’s voices | NIROMP

By: Sharon Martin, Chair - National IRO Managers Partnership Posted: 17th February 2019 Independent reviewing officers’ have become increasingly creative (inventive / adaptive) in how they go about raising children's voices. This ability underlies an important aspect of NIROMP’s vision for a modern independent reviewing officer function; as an integral aspect of the independent reviewing... Continue Reading →

#LGBT youth in care resources

It has become clear that there is very limited information for or about LGBTQI young people in care. There is an ad hoc, react as we go approach across many local authorities, care agencies, foster carers, social workers and health professionals. Some may be doing excellent work but it has been hard to identify that... Continue Reading →

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