Keeping children in care safe online

Most children in care use the internet safely but there are risk factors which can make them more vulnerable online. There are steps we can take to help keep them safe. Recommended reading for parents, carers and professionals. Children in care The online world can present many benefits and opportunities to young people, particularly for … Continue reading Keeping children in care safe online

COVID-19: using digital technology in relationship-based practice to bridge the gap in social distancing

Courtesy of SCIE. Author: Dr Godfred Boahen,  Policy and Research Officer, British Association of Social Workers Among one of the many challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis to social work is how to conduct relationship-based practice from a distance. Social workers recognise the inherent ethical and therapeutic value of social relationships. An interesting discussion discussion piece. Download … Continue reading COVID-19: using digital technology in relationship-based practice to bridge the gap in social distancing

Children’s guide to coronavirus

Courtesy of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England: There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus, so we’ve created a children’s guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation. The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how … Continue reading Children’s guide to coronavirus

It was hard to escape

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel has published a national review, which aims to identify what might be done differently to protect children who find themselves threatened with violence by criminal gangs. Our children face a number of challenges to their safety and wellbeing today –none more complex and damaging than criminal exploitation. Being drawn … Continue reading It was hard to escape

UK Empathy Summit @CareLeaverCov #SpreadTheWord

How can you and your organisation be more empathetic to the often overlooked #careleaver population? How can organisations and businesses join the list of signatories? An event hosted by @BBCNaga is being held on April 6th to discuss this. https://twitter.com/careleavercov/status/1235142555278376962?s=21 For more info head to: mycovenant.org.uk/empathy-summits FEATURED OFFERS for care leavers Full details on all … Continue reading UK Empathy Summit @CareLeaverCov #SpreadTheWord

INDEPENDENT CARE REVIEW #KeepThePromise #ThePromise

Unprecedented review of Scottish care system demands radical overhaul Today the independent review into Scotland's care system published its final report. https://twitter.com/TheCareReview/status/1225020226540097536?s=20 We at NIROMP applaud all who contributed to Scotland Care Review, most especially the children and people with lived experience. Change is needed across Scotland as it is across England. We look forward … Continue reading INDEPENDENT CARE REVIEW #KeepThePromise #ThePromise

New project launch: Towards inclusive guidelines when the State intervenes at birth | CFI

The first set of national guidelines to help professionals dealing with rising numbers of babies removed from their parents at birth for safety reasons is to be developed. The project will be led by Prof Karen Broadhurst and Claire Mason in partnership with the Rees Centre at Oxford University. Parallel work will also take place in Australia … Continue reading New project launch: Towards inclusive guidelines when the State intervenes at birth | CFI

Doing Things Differently for Care Leavers #CareExpConf

Video: Ian Dickson @IDickson258 & Dr Cat Hugman's @notjustanumber Speech @ #GMCareLeavers Conference #CareExpConf #teamies Ian Dickson @IDickson258 & Dr Cat Hugman speak at the Doing Things Differently for Care Leavers event held on Friday 1st November and here is their fantastic speech in video format! https://youtu.be/7LXwKYjjfDU You can download the full text via the … Continue reading Doing Things Differently for Care Leavers #CareExpConf

Children’s voices largely absent from care records, causing significant distress, study finds

Children and young people’s voices are largely absent from their record, causing care leavers significant distress, a study published today has found. The research also found a lack of recognition on the importance and value of effective record keeping by local authorities and that, when people received their records, they were often heavily redacted, or censored, … Continue reading Children’s voices largely absent from care records, causing significant distress, study finds

Changing The Narrative – Inspired Youth and North Yorkshire County Council

Inspired Youth and North Yorkshire county council have made a short film about changing the narrative of social work lingo! Changing The Narrative explores the power of words. A film about the use of language in social work, it is funny, powerful and provocative. Produced by inspired youth in collaboration with Scott Akox. Please watch, … Continue reading Changing The Narrative – Inspired Youth and North Yorkshire County Council