Last summer Coram Children’s Legal Centre gave a very helpful presentation on the EU Settlement Scheme to members of NIROMP's London IROs Group. The presentation covered what Social Workers and IROs needed to do with children and young people in local authority care to apply for settled status post-Brexit. Government funding for Coram and other … Continue reading EU Settlement Scheme
Prof Brid Featherstone and Prof Anna Gupta believe adoption is too stark in its severance of the legal relationship between those adopted and their birth family, and out of line with the emotional realities for most involved. Commentary: Community Care piece: Children’s minister’s call for directors to prioritise adoption lambasted by sector heads Important piece reported by the … Continue reading Adoption | Prof Brid Featherstone
Even before Lady Hale and her spider brooch rose to national prominence following media coverage of Miller (No 2), she was something of a hero amongst female lawyers. A trailblazer in the profession, she was the first women appointed to the Law Commission, the first female Law Lord and the first female president of the … Continue reading “Women are equal to everything” says ex-barmaid, current President of the Supreme Court — UK Human Rights Blog
The Family Division of the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary is examining proposals to reform children cases in the Family Law Court. The reform has been prompted by the rise in the number of public and private children cases in the Family Law Court, which has made meeting the statutory deadline for children cases difficult to … Continue reading Consultation on Children Cases in the Family Court – Interim Proposals for Reform
In Re D  UKSC 42, the Supreme Court has held (by a majority) that where a 16 or 17 year old child cannot (or does not) give their own consent to circumstances satisfying the ‘acid test’ in Cheshire West, and if state either knows or ought to know of the circumstances, then the child is to be … Continue reading Re D – the Supreme Court, 16/17 year olds, parental consent and confinement
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
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?
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
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.
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