Care Review: Sector responds to long-awaited announcement amid concerns over appointment of chair

Children’s social care leaders have called on the newly appointed chair of the government’s independent Care Review to ensure care experienced people are “at the heart” of the project. Source: Care Review: Sector responds to long-awaited announcement amid concerns over appointment of chair

‘Where are the Black girls in our CSA services, studies and statistics?’

Researcher Jahnine Davis explores why Black girls and women's experience of child sexual abuse is often missed and provides suggestions for social workers and leaders to improve practice "Participants felt “meaning well” & having good intentions meant services & individuals did not feel the need to examine how young Black women were actually receiving their … Continue reading ‘Where are the Black girls in our CSA services, studies and statistics?’

A Care Review in England? Whose views count?

If you are a care experienced person you can give your views on what the forthcoming Care Review in England should cover and how it should be run. Sophia explains more via this 2 minute video: https://youtu.be/4iawcgwa_fU The "Our Care Our Say" is a collaboration between the Care Experience Conference team, The Care Leavers Association, … Continue reading A Care Review in England? Whose views count?

Guest post: How independent reviewing officers can support ‘My Right Friend’ | @IV_Network

Guest post by the National Independent Visitor Network (NIVN) Volunteers’ Week took place online at the beginning of June and marked the online launch of The Right Friend Campaign by the National Independent Visitor Network (NIVN).   IV Coordinators, IVs and care-experienced children and young people posted tweets expressing why an IV is the right friend; … Continue reading Guest post: How independent reviewing officers can support ‘My Right Friend’ | @IV_Network

“The First Day of Forever”: film launched to improve journey for special guardians | via @ChildFamJustice

Source: Centre for Child & Family Justice Research First published: 9.9.20 This documentary film ‘The First Day of Forever’ focuses on the experiences of special guardians in England and the rewards and challenges of bringing up relatives’ children following care proceedings. Made by the Centre Co-Director Professor Judith Harwin, in partnership with kinship care charity Grandparents … Continue reading “The First Day of Forever”: film launched to improve journey for special guardians | via @ChildFamJustice

LIFE COACHING PROGRAMME

Great news - the Family Rights Group in collaboration with Become are offering Life Coaching for care experienced parents and parents to be. An offer of independent advice and support. Please help spread the word. https://twitter.com/FamilyRightsGp/status/1288473933830922240?s=20 More information and how to get in touch: Life Coaching Programme

CHILD WELFARE INEQUALITIES PROJECT (2015-2019) NUFFIELD FOUNDATION

Source: Child Welfare Inequalities Project and Nuffield Foundation This project, led by Professor Paul Bywaters and undertaken with the Universities of Coventry, Cardiff, Nottingham, Queens Belfast, Stirling and Edinburgh, was designed to examine how social and economic inequalities are reflected in high end children’s social care interventions. It has provided foundation evidence about the scale of inequalities … Continue reading CHILD WELFARE INEQUALITIES PROJECT (2015-2019) NUFFIELD FOUNDATION

The impact of Covid-19

Social work with children and families in the pandemic. A time of possibility and potential, opportunities and challenges. @SusannahBowyer@Acsocialwork on doing and thinking differently: HERE University of East Anglia have also undertaken research, with similar findings. You can read at source: HERE This research briefing from @ESRC & @UKRI_News funded study of how social workers … Continue reading The impact of Covid-19

Learning from Serious Case Reviews

serious case review 'Grace, lisa and carery' Abstract: Sexual abuse of three girls by their male foster carer. The victims, Grace, Lisa and Carey provided evidence to convict the perpetrator, who was sentenced to 9 years imprisonment. Perpetrator and his wife were approved foster carers from 1998 until their deregistration in December 2014. They had 38 … Continue reading Learning from Serious Case Reviews

Audit tool to support early and effective permanency planning for looked after children.

This latest audit tool has been developed as part of NIROMP’s audit / improvement work - to contribute towards our strategic priority: “Secure Love and Care”. We recommend that this audit tool is used by IROs to support and quality assure the progress of permanence plans presented to the child’s second statutory care plan review. … Continue reading Audit tool to support early and effective permanency planning for looked after children.