Call to Action: ‘Planning and Supporting Permanence in Long-Term Foster Care’ – a survey for managers of Independent Reviewing Officers

Dear Colleagues, Some of you may not yet know about the important Nuffield research currently being undertaken by Professor Gill Schofield and her team at the University of East Anglia investigating how long term foster care is planned and supported following the DfE 2015 Regulations and Guidance for long-term foster care. An important part of … Continue reading Call to Action: ‘Planning and Supporting Permanence in Long-Term Foster Care’ – a survey for managers of Independent Reviewing Officers

Call to Action: ‘Planning and Supporting Permanence in Long-Term Foster Care’ – a survey for managers of Independent Reviewing Officers

Dear Colleagues, Some of you may not yet know about the important Nuffield research currently being undertaken by Professor Gill Schofield and her team at the University of East Anglia investigating how long term foster care is planned and supported following the DfE 2015 Regulations and Guidance for long-term foster care. An important part of … Continue reading Call to Action: ‘Planning and Supporting Permanence in Long-Term Foster Care’ – a survey for managers of Independent Reviewing Officers

NIROMP in partnership with the PSW Network – launch of a national research and practice improvement project

A NATIONAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ON DIGITAL PROFESSIONALISM AND ONLINE SAFEGUARDING The national Principal Children and Families Social Worker (PCFSW) network is working in partnership with the National IRO Managers Partnership (NIROMP), CAFCASS, Making Research Count, Research and Management Consultancy Centre and a number of local authorities to undertake a national research and … Continue reading NIROMP in partnership with the PSW Network – launch of a national research and practice improvement project

Guest post by Chris Morrison, Independent Reviewing Officer #IRO #Event

By Chris Morrison, Independent Reviewing Officer. Chris is an IRO at the London Borough of Newham. On Tuesday 27th August 2019 I held an event for Children who have been in the care system to share their experiences. The event was open for all to attend to listen to what is set to be a … Continue reading Guest post by Chris Morrison, Independent Reviewing Officer #IRO #Event

Social work recruitment and retention

In 2018, the Department for Education (DfE) commissioned a major new longitudinal study tracking the careers of local authority child and family social workers in England over five years. The aim of this landmark new study is to collect robust evidence on recruitment, retention and progression in child and family social work. In particular it … Continue reading Social work recruitment and retention

Education

A surge of interesting new reports have recently come out - reflecting some of the latest research and ideas about education, the impact of austerity measures and child wellbeing. Have a read and leave a comment.  First to begin with Joe's story 'From Care to University'.  From care to university  The aim of the Unite … Continue reading Education

Guest blog by Andi Brierley

This guest blog was first published by NIROMP on 5th April 2019. This latest version contains slides from a presentation: Childhood Adversity Resilience - Handout 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 … Continue reading Guest blog by Andi Brierley

New Ofsted research: good decisions for looked after children | Yvette Stanley

Posted by: Yvette Stanley, Ofsted's National Director for Social Care. First posted on: 21 May 2019. Source: Ofsted    Over the coming months, Ofsted will examine decision-making processes for looked after children - looking at what contributes to good decisions for children in care or on the edge of care, including decisions about where they … Continue reading New Ofsted research: good decisions for looked after children | Yvette Stanley

View from the President’s Chambers | #PublicLaw | May 2019

Source: Reports and Reviews | Family View from the President’s Chambers By publishing a written overview, my aim is for this to be available at the same time to anyone and everyone who is interested in Family Justice, whether or not they may attend any of the events that I have mentioned. I therefore intend … Continue reading View from the President’s Chambers | #PublicLaw | May 2019

In My Opinion

Information for professionals IMO (‘In My Opinion’) has been created in collaboration with the Children’s Commissioner’s Office and care experienced young people to provide a voice for young people in care and care leavers to share advice, experience, and stories with one another. The site has young people’s voices at its heart, and all of … Continue reading In My Opinion