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

Creating a platform for the voice and influence of children with experience of both the Care and Youth Justice System | Andi Brierley | @Andibrierley

Guest blog by Andi Brierley, Child Looked After and Care Leaver Specialist within the Leeds Youth Justice Service and Child Friendly Leeds City. Author of: ‘Your Honour Can I Tell You My Story’ My name is Andi Brierley and I am currently a Child Looked After and Care Leaver Specialist within the Leeds Youth Justice … Continue reading Creating a platform for the voice and influence of children with experience of both the Care and Youth Justice System | Andi Brierley | @Andibrierley

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