‘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’.

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

Ofsted’s Annual Report: highlighting some of the big issues for social care

Yvette Stanley, Ofsted’s National Director for Social Care, discusses the latest Ofsted Annual Report It’s really pleasing to mark another Annual Report – my second since joining Ofsted – with some positive news. Our latest annual overview reports an increasingly effective response to the most vulnerable children. Almost half of local authorities inspected last year … Continue reading Ofsted’s Annual Report: highlighting some of the big issues for social care

Re D – the Supreme Court, 16/17 year olds, parental consent and confinement

In Re D [2019] UKSC 42, the Supreme Court has held (by a majority) that where a 16 or 17 year old child cannot (or does not) give their own consent to circumstances satisfying the ‘acid test’ in Cheshire West, and if state either knows or ought to know of the circumstances, then the child is to be … Continue reading Re D – the Supreme Court, 16/17 year olds, parental consent and confinement

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

Child exploitation disruption toolkit | Home Office

This Guidance was first published by the Home Office on 15 April 2019. The toolkit aims to set out many of the tools useful for police and other safeguarding professionals to disrupt the sexual and criminal exploitation of children and young people, break the cycle of abuse and send a signal to perpetrators about the … Continue reading Child exploitation disruption toolkit | Home Office

Creating a platform for the voice and influence of children with experience of both the Care and Youth Justice System | Andi Brierley | @Andibrierley

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 You My Story’ My name is Andi Brierley and I am currently a Child Looked After and Care Leaver Specialist within the Leeds Youth Justice … Continue reading Creating a platform for the voice and influence of children with experience of both the Care and Youth Justice System | Andi Brierley | @Andibrierley

FREE to access report on the relationship between poverty, child abuse and neglect via Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Authors: Paul Bywaters, Lisa Bunting, Gavin Davidson, Jennifer Hanratty, Will Mason, Claire McCartan, Nicole Steils First published: 3rd Mar 2016   Source: Joseph Rowntree Foundation This report identifies and discusses evidence about the relationship between poverty and child abuse and neglect. Download to read at source: The relationship between poverty, child abuse and neglect: an evidence … Continue reading FREE to access report on the relationship between poverty, child abuse and neglect via Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Building a workforce that works for all children | ADCS

ADCS has published a new position paper 'Building a workforce that works for all children'. To achieve a country that works for all children, we must have a strong and fully resourced workforce: The government continues to invest in new routes into social work and to progress a programme of social work reform. While efforts … Continue reading Building a workforce that works for all children | ADCS

Social care commentary: using models of practice successfully | Ofsted

Originally published on 26 February 2019 By: Ofsted and Yvette Stanley Yvette Stanley reflects on the success factors in different models of practice that local authorities use when working with children and families: New ways of working can really support a profession that is striving to improve. What we shouldn’t do though, is forget the … Continue reading Social care commentary: using models of practice successfully | Ofsted