RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – EDUCATION & ACTIVISM

First posted by NIROMP June 2020 and updated March 2021 with more resources. We start with a reminder of the report by The House of Commons House of Lords Joint Committee on Human Rights (November 2020) ‘Black people, racism and human rights’, which points to: The failings of successive governments to act in response to … Continue reading RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – EDUCATION & ACTIVISM

Standing on the shoulders of everyone: developing an evidence-informed Care Review | Susannah Bowyer

Author Susannah Bowyer | Research in Practice In 2021 we have unprecedented opportunities for involving children in care, care-experienced adults and their families through online platforms, social media and family and care-experienced groups and organisations. It will be important to reach out widely and swiftly, perhaps in a series of targeted, online citizen’s assemblies and thereby draw on a range … Continue reading Standing on the shoulders of everyone: developing an evidence-informed Care Review | Susannah Bowyer

Independent review of children’s social care – how to get involved #CareReview

On 15 January 2021, the Education Secretary announced the launch of an independent review of children’s social care. The review, led by Josh MacAlister, will identify how the system can be changed and reformed to improve lives. https://twitter.com/joshmacalister/status/1350085819437092866?s=21 The Our Care, Our Say group are amongst the first to pull together care experienced people’s views … Continue reading Independent review of children’s social care – how to get involved #CareReview

Care Review: Sector responds to long-awaited announcement amid concerns over appointment of chair

Children’s social care leaders have called on the newly appointed chair of the government’s independent Care Review to ensure care experienced people are “at the heart” of the project. Source: Care Review: Sector responds to long-awaited announcement amid concerns over appointment of chair

RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – EDUCATION & ACTIVISM

First posted by NIROMP June 2020 and updated November 2020 in response to the recently published report by The House of Commons House of Lords Joint Committee on Human Rights ‘Black people, racism and human rights’, which points to: The failings of successive governments to act in response to the successive reports and reviews shows … Continue reading RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – EDUCATION & ACTIVISM

A Care Review in England? Whose views count?

If you are a care experienced person you can give your views on what the forthcoming Care Review in England should cover and how it should be run. Sophia explains more via this 2 minute video: https://youtu.be/4iawcgwa_fU The "Our Care Our Say" is a collaboration between the Care Experience Conference team, The Care Leavers Association, … Continue reading A Care Review in England? Whose views count?

Government consultation on whether to continue relaxing children’s social care a ‘shambles’ | www.basw.co.uk

England is the only part of the UK to have amended children’s social care regulations during the pandemic. Relaxations that will continue after 25 September, based on the consultation findings, are the time taken for medical information in fostering and adoption assessments; use of virtual visits and extended time between Ofsted visits of children’s homes. … Continue reading Government consultation on whether to continue relaxing children’s social care a ‘shambles’ | www.basw.co.uk

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