CHILD WELFARE INEQUALITIES PROJECT (2015-2019) NUFFIELD FOUNDATION

Source: Child Welfare Inequalities Project and Nuffield Foundation This project, led by Professor Paul Bywaters and undertaken with the Universities of Coventry, Cardiff, Nottingham, Queens Belfast, Stirling and Edinburgh, was designed to examine how social and economic inequalities are reflected in high end children’s social care interventions. It has provided foundation evidence about the scale of inequalities … Continue reading CHILD WELFARE INEQUALITIES PROJECT (2015-2019) NUFFIELD FOUNDATION

REMOVAL OF SAFEGUARDS FOR CHILDREN IN CARE – JUDICIAL REVIEW GIVEN GO AHEAD

#SCRAPSI445, CHILD PROTECTION, CHILDREN IN CARE, CHILDREN'S RIGHTS IN CARE, STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 445 Thank you Article 39 for your continued work to promote and protect every child’s rights on the basis of equality and non-discrimination. We stand with you.Sharon Martin, chair of the National IRO Managers Partnership (NIROMP) Articles 39 children’s rights charity has been granted permission for a … Continue reading REMOVAL OF SAFEGUARDS FOR CHILDREN IN CARE – JUDICIAL REVIEW GIVEN GO AHEAD

NIROMP: Nominations for National IRO Advisory Group

Call for an IRO Advisory Group - get your nominations in! We are looking to set up a national IRO Advisory Group, to provide an important link between IROs and NIROMP (the National IRO Managers Partnership), in order to strengthen the IRO identity and ensure that the voices of IROs inform the development of policy … Continue reading NIROMP: Nominations for National IRO Advisory Group

Public Law Working Group Recommendations to achieve best practice in the child protection and family justice systems:Special guardianship orders | June 2020

Message from the President of the Family Division Since its addition to the canon of orders that are available to the Family Court in 2005, the role of a Special Guardianship Order has changed and developed. It is plain that SGO’s have a useful role to play, and are the right order to make in … Continue reading Public Law Working Group Recommendations to achieve best practice in the child protection and family justice systems:Special guardianship orders | June 2020

RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – EDUCATION & ACTIVISM

The National IRO Managers Partnership (NIROMP) is appalled by the murder of George Floyd. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests and speaking out against continued racial injustices. Racism and racial discrimination is decades, centuries old. We are angry and sad that in 2020 it is still killing people, destroying lives, affecting … Continue reading RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – EDUCATION & ACTIVISM

BREAKING: @article_39 have issued judicial review proceedings against the Secretary of State for Education

VIDEO: Watch Article 39’s Director explain why we threatened legal action (from May 2020):  https://youtu.be/e4W-8tCKbOM Article 39 has applied to the High Court for a judicial review of secondary legislation that dilutes or removes a series of duties, including around the arrangements under which social workers must visit children in care and IROs must carry out reviews of … Continue reading BREAKING: @article_39 have issued judicial review proceedings against the Secretary of State for Education

S (Child in care: Unregistered Placement) [2020] EWHC 1012 (Fam)

Judgment of Cobb J concerning unregistered placements and the chronic issue of absence of satisfactory secure provision. This matter concerns Samantha (a name chosen by her for the judgment), an extremely vulnerable 15 year old young person. Samantha had difficult upbringing, and experienced a chaotic childhood with little security or stability. She has seriously self … Continue reading S (Child in care: Unregistered Placement) [2020] EWHC 1012 (Fam)

Re AV (A Child) (Expert Report) [2020] EWCA Civ 346

A judgment concerning the necessity of an expert report into the impact on a child of adoption where four possible options were being considered for placement, adoption among them. "The social worker and guardian are plainly well-qualified and highly-trained professionals, but their expertise manifestly does not extend to expressing a professional opinion as to the … Continue reading Re AV (A Child) (Expert Report) [2020] EWCA Civ 346

Ethical standards in a time of crisis

Source: GOV.UK Professor Mark Philp, Posted on: 4 May 2020  Professor Mark Philp, Chair of the Committee's Research Advisory Board, blogs in an independent capacity on the importance of the Seven Principles in a time of crisis. The seven (Nolan) principles of public life – selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, leadership – were designed intentionally to … Continue reading Ethical standards in a time of crisis

COVID-19: Guidance for Independent Reviewing Officers and IRO Managers

NIROMP have produced the following guidance for Independent Reviewing Officers and IRO Managers. It will be kept under regular review by NIROMP to ensure that it reflects the evolving picture and that IROs and IRO Managers have the practice guidance required to support them in their work. COVID-19: Guidance for Independent Reviewing Officers and IRO … Continue reading COVID-19: Guidance for Independent Reviewing Officers and IRO Managers