Social media response to joint letter to Minister over so-called ‘Myth busting’ guide

Joint letter to the Minister and the list of signatories Firstly NIROMP wishes to give recognition and thanks to Article 39 and their legal advisors for analysing and responding to this government document, which was published without consultation. Carolyne Willow, Director of Article 39 co-ordinated the joint letter with 50 signatories including NIROMP. She said: “It … Continue reading Social media response to joint letter to Minister over so-called ‘Myth busting’ guide

Concern expressed over “misleading” myth-busting guide

NIROMP has joined forces with 49 other organisations and social work experts to urge the withdrawal of key sections of new ‘myth busting’ guide about England's care system. The so-called 'myth busting' guidance is on the Children’s Social Care Innovation site.The joint letter was sent to the Minister for Children and Families today, and copied to … Continue reading Concern expressed over “misleading” myth-busting guide

Help get the voices of young people heard

UK Youth Parliament has launched the UK's largest survey of young people The UK Youth Parliament has launched a Make your mark survey of the views of young people aged 11-18. Young people are invited to take part in the ballot to decide what members of the UK Youth Parliament should debate and vote on … Continue reading Help get the voices of young people heard

A brilliant new online resource for children and young people

A brilliant new online resource  Rights4children has been launched by Article 39. Please share and help publicise this brilliant new resource for children and young people!  Called rights4children, the site is packed with information about children’s rights, on topics important to them. It has drawn on the expert advise of children and young people (see Roll of honour ). The … Continue reading A brilliant new online resource for children and young people

Celebrating the rights of children in care #CareDay18

Guest post by Amy Woodworth - Policy and Campaigns Officer at Become Celebrating the rights of children in care This Care Day, Friday 16 February, is an opportunity to reflect on the rights of each child, and how we all work to defend and enhance them. We know that unfortunately, children in care do not always have … Continue reading Celebrating the rights of children in care #CareDay18

Promoting the voice of young people in the care system #VOC

NIROMP are working with Coram Voice to promote the voice of young people in the care system and their entitlement to advocacy. Coram Voice are very keen to work alongside IRO's in ensuring that children in care are able to access advocacy support, and are able to resolve the concerns they have sought out advocacy … Continue reading Promoting the voice of young people in the care system #VOC

Children coming into the care system under voluntary arrangements

Family Rights Group has launched (10.07.2017) the Your Family, Your Voice Alliance Knowledge Inquiry report on section 20 voluntary arrangement for children coming into the care system. [...] there is no clear national picture of how local authorities go about discharging their duties and exercising their powers under section 20. The Inquiry has raised questions … Continue reading Children coming into the care system under voluntary arrangements

Call to Action – TACT’s Manifesto for Children in Care and Care Leavers 2017 – 2020

Children and young people who leave the care system can go on to have positive and successful lives. But far too often their life chances are disrupted because the state is not a good enough parent. TACT works with its children, young people and foster carers, and with its colleagues in the voluntary sector, local … Continue reading Call to Action – TACT’s Manifesto for Children in Care and Care Leavers 2017 – 2020