Family Justice Council Conference and Bridget Lindley Memorial Lecture

Source: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary | Family Justice Council Originally published: 20th March 2019. The Family Justice Council conference and Bridget Lindley Memorial Lecture took place on 12 March 2019.  Attendance was by invitation only and the audience comprised a range of stakeholders working in, or with an interest in, the family justice system. Hosted … Continue reading Family Justice Council Conference and Bridget Lindley Memorial Lecture

FREE to access report on the relationship between poverty, child abuse and neglect via Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Authors: Paul Bywaters, Lisa Bunting, Gavin Davidson, Jennifer Hanratty, Will Mason, Claire McCartan, Nicole Steils First published: 3rd Mar 2016   Source: Joseph Rowntree Foundation This report identifies and discusses evidence about the relationship between poverty and child abuse and neglect. Download to read at source: The relationship between poverty, child abuse and neglect: an evidence … Continue reading FREE to access report on the relationship between poverty, child abuse and neglect via Joseph Rowntree Foundation

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 Improving care leavers access and participation in higher education

Social care commentary: using models of practice successfully | Ofsted

Originally published on 26 February 2019 By: Ofsted and Yvette Stanley Yvette Stanley reflects on the success factors in different models of practice that local authorities use when working with children and families: New ways of working can really support a profession that is striving to improve. What we shouldn’t do though, is forget the … Continue reading Social care commentary: using models of practice successfully | Ofsted

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

Transforming children’s services inquiry #cep

This takes a bit of reading - you'll need to set some time aside. If you're really invested in transforming children's services for children in care and care leavers - and inevitably we expect so, then you'll devote the time necessary to read about and involve yourself in conversation about the divergent perspectives discussed as part … Continue reading Transforming children’s services inquiry #cep

Obsession with local variations is a distraction | Children England

Children England charity response to the NAO report "Pressures on Children's Social Care" by Chloe Darlington, Children England, 23rd January 2019: We welcome the confirmation from the National Audit Office that, in the face of huge financial pressures, local authorities have been forced to close non-statutory services in order to protect statutory services. We are also … Continue reading Obsession with local variations is a distraction | Children England

Family Justice Council 12th Annual Debate: the use of covert recordings in family law

Family Justice Council 12th Annual Debate: the use of covert recordings in family law Transcript and podcast available The Family Justice Council held its 12th Annual Debate and panel discussion in Leeds on Monday, 3 December 2018. The topic for the debate was the use of covert recordings in family law. The motion read: 'Nothing … Continue reading Family Justice Council 12th Annual Debate: the use of covert recordings in family law

Pressures on children’s social care | National Audit Office

Extract Local authorities in England have statutory responsibility for protecting the welfare of children and delivering children’s social care. In extreme cases they may use their statutory powers to place children in need on protection plans or even take them into care. Local authorities are also responsible for delivering non-statutory services for all children and … Continue reading Pressures on children’s social care | National Audit Office

Medway STC review criticises use of pain-inducing restraint on young people | Children & Young People Now

By Joe Lepper | Children & Young People Now | 22 January 2019 A serious case review (SCR) has criticised the use of pain-inducing physical restraint at Medway Secure Training Centre (STC), saying it increases the risk of young inmates being abused. John Drew, independent chair of the Medway Safeguarding Children Board, said he was … Continue reading Medway STC review criticises use of pain-inducing restraint on young people | Children & Young People Now