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

THE PRESSURE TO CHOOSE AN EXCLUSIVE IDENTITY

We hope this piece prompts you to ask yourself how you can provide positive help and support to children from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. Article 20 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that “Children who cannot be looked after by their own family have a right to special care … Continue reading THE PRESSURE TO CHOOSE AN EXCLUSIVE IDENTITY

REFLECTING ON CARE | CENTRE FOR YOUTH AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Source: Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice In their joint guest blog, Andi Brierley and Luke Burgess reflect on the ‘CARE’ group in Leeds, drawing on their own experience of the care and justice systems.  Andi: My role at Leeds YJS is to work with children in care that come into contact with youth justice and … Continue reading REFLECTING ON CARE | CENTRE FOR YOUTH AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Research in Practice | Transitional safeguarding – bridging the gap between Children’s and Adults’ Services

The latest @researchIP blog explores how to work effectively with adolescents and young people when undertaking safeguarding work, recognising that adolescence throws up different issues that don’t simply disappear at age 18. The challenge remains for Children’s Services to learn from adult social care, for example the Making Safeguarding Personal approach to safeguarding, which puts … Continue reading Research in Practice | Transitional safeguarding – bridging the gap between Children’s and Adults’ Services

Final call: UEA evaluation of the DfE 2015 Regulations and Guidance for long-term foster care #IROs #Research

Dear Colleagues, This is the final opportunity for managers of IROs and looked after children/fostering services to contribute to important ADCS supported research currently being undertaken by the University of East Anglia. This study is the first and only piece of research evaluating the impact of the DfE 2015 Regulations and Guidance on Long term … Continue reading Final call: UEA evaluation of the DfE 2015 Regulations and Guidance for long-term foster care #IROs #Research

Consultation on Children Cases in the Family Court – Interim Proposals for Reform

The Family Division of the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary is examining proposals to reform children cases in the Family Law Court. The reform has been prompted by the rise in the number of public and private children cases in the Family Law Court, which has made meeting the statutory deadline for children cases difficult to … Continue reading Consultation on Children Cases in the Family Court – Interim Proposals for Reform

NIROMP response to No Place at Home APPG Report

You can download the full APPG report: No Place at Home NIROMP key messages to IROsDownload pdf version NIROMP KEY MESSAGES slideshare The report from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Runaway and Missing Children and Adults highlights the increasing number of children going missing from care placements. It highlights that when children are moved … Continue reading NIROMP response to No Place at Home APPG Report