Delivering family group conferences during the Coronavirus crisis #ThankYou @FamilyRightsGp

https://twitter.com/FamilyRightsGp/status/1263394355315978240?s=20 Delivering family group conferences during the Coronavirus crisis This guide is written to help local authorities, during the crisis, to work in partnership with families in their localities to make workable plans for vulnerable children and adults who are struggling or are at risk. It describes how remote technology can be used to continue to enable family … Continue reading Delivering family group conferences during the Coronavirus crisis #ThankYou @FamilyRightsGp

‘Piloting the CSA Practice Leads Programme in social work: Evaluation report’.

A MESSAGE FROM THE CENTRE OF EXPERTISE ON CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE We are very pleased to inform you that we have published our report: ‘Piloting the CSA Practice Leads Programme in social work: Evaluation report’.  The report is now available on our website here Improving the social work response to child sexual abuse is essential … Continue reading ‘Piloting the CSA Practice Leads Programme in social work: Evaluation report’.

COVID-19: Guidance for Independent Reviewing Officers and IRO Managers

NIROMP have produced the following guidance for Independent Reviewing Officers and IRO Managers. It will be kept under regular review by NIROMP to ensure that it reflects the evolving picture and that IROs and IRO Managers have the practice guidance required to support them in their work. COVID-19: Guidance for Independent Reviewing Officers and IRO … Continue reading COVID-19: Guidance for Independent Reviewing Officers and IRO Managers

Keeping children in touch with their families during ‘lockdown’ | Professor Beth Neil

a call to action Restrictions on social contact which are necessary during the current period of “lockdown” are having a huge impact on the links children in care can maintain with members of their birth family. Early feedback from a rapid response research study, funded by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, and carried out by … Continue reading Keeping children in touch with their families during ‘lockdown’ | Professor Beth Neil

How social workers can tackle the ethical and practice challenges of Covid-19: guidance from PSWs

By Dr Peter Buzzi and Claudia Megele Crises exacerbate inequalities and inequalities have a multiplier effect on the risks and negative outcomes associated with crisis and social stress. These mutually reinforcing forces create a vicious cycle that during the current pandemic is exposing the dehumanising effects of poverty and inequalities in societies. Therefore, the Principal … Continue reading How social workers can tackle the ethical and practice challenges of Covid-19: guidance from PSWs

Directory of support created by and for care experienced people #CareExpConf

Support Resources This searchable directory for care experienced people of all ages of services, support and helpful information has been created by and for the community.  If you have any suggestions about support and services, particularly those available evenings and weekends (in addition to daytime support), do please add the details to their online form. Alternatively you … Continue reading Directory of support created by and for care experienced people #CareExpConf

Domestic Violence – Safety Advice

The charity WomensAid has published guidance for staying safe during the outbreak – including a “silent solution” system for victims who may be afraid of further harm if they’re overheard calling 999. There are things friends and family can do, too, even while social distancing - if people have a friend or family member who's … Continue reading Domestic Violence – Safety Advice

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