The violation of Article 8: Strand Lobben and others v. Norway

On 10th September 2019, the European Court of Human Rights gave judgement in the case of Strand Lobben and others v. Noraway. This matter is essential reading for those of us working in child welfare and family justice. It concerns a mother's appeal in respect of her son's adoption by his foster family. The Strasbourg … Continue reading The violation of Article 8: Strand Lobben and others v. Norway

What makes an effective case record?

Author: Yvette Stanley, Ofsted. Originally posted on: 24 July 2019  In October last year, Yvette Stanley blogged about how good-quality supervision is central to effective social work. In July this year, Yvette wrote a helpful piece about another pillar of good social work practice: case recording. DOWNLOAD: WHAT MAKES AN EFFECTIVE CASE RECORD?

Voices of children: “Give us more support around being bullied” #CareExperienced #AntiBullying #ChooseKindness

Children tell NIROMP they want more support around being bullied and they want more support to make sure children are well cared for at school and college. "The important thing is to know where you can turn for help whether it be counsellors or the process to move halls etc. Stay strong and don't let … Continue reading Voices of children: “Give us more support around being bullied” #CareExperienced #AntiBullying #ChooseKindness

Young people get your voices heard! Develop your leadership skills.

Do you think support for young people should be designed with young people themselves? Do you have ideas on how support for younger people could be better? Do you want to help young people across England make their voices heard on the issues they face? If you have ideas about how to improve support for … Continue reading Young people get your voices heard! Develop your leadership skills.

NIROMP Strategic Priorities 2019-22

Opening Message by the Minister for Children and Families “I am delighted to throw my support behind this action plan from NIROMP. It offers something that is very welcome: a positive and proactive, child-focused plan to improve services for children and their families by addressing challenges locally, but under a coherent national vision. I want … Continue reading NIROMP Strategic Priorities 2019-22

NIROMP Strategic Priorities 2019-22

Opening Message by the Minister for Children and Families “I am delighted to throw my support behind this action plan from NIROMP. It offers something that is very welcome: a positive and proactive, child-focused plan to improve services for children and their families by addressing challenges locally, but under a coherent national vision. I want … Continue reading NIROMP Strategic Priorities 2019-22

Immigration policy on assessing age of young asylum seekers found to be unlawful

A judgment from the Court of Appeal finds Home Office policy regarding young asylum seekers and age disputes to be unlawful. This was an appeal brought by a national of Eritrea. The appellant claimed that the Enforcement Instructions and Guidance, paragraph 55.9.3.1 (c), was unlawful on the basis that assessment of age based on physical … Continue reading Immigration policy on assessing age of young asylum seekers found to be unlawful

Court of Appeal Case – Post Adoption Contact

Here is a useful summary of a court of appeal case about post adoption contact, written by some of the lawyers involved. RE B (A Child) (Post-Adoption Contact) [2019] EWCA Civ 29: What is the Future for Post-Adoption Contact? This article, written by the solicitor and junior counsel for the appellants, considers the backdrop against … Continue reading Court of Appeal Case – Post Adoption Contact

Child exploitation disruption toolkit | Home Office

This Guidance was first published by the Home Office on 15 April 2019. The toolkit aims to set out many of the tools useful for police and other safeguarding professionals to disrupt the sexual and criminal exploitation of children and young people, break the cycle of abuse and send a signal to perpetrators about the … Continue reading Child exploitation disruption toolkit | Home Office

Family Justice Council: Interim Guidance on Special Guardianship published

Source: Family Justice Council: Interim Guidance on Special Guardianship | Originally posted 24 May 2019 |News This interim guidance is issued by the Family Justice Council with the approval of the Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division, in response to some of the issues identified in Re P-S (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 1407. Its primary … Continue reading Family Justice Council: Interim Guidance on Special Guardianship published