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

‘Correct me if I’m wrong but this doesn’t sound like a country that works for all children.’ – @stuartdcs

#ADCS President comments on new analysis by national children's charities on funding for children's services: “While some local authorities have benefitted from small, time limited pots of ring fenced funding this is neither a sustainable nor an equitable way forward. It does nothing to meet the needs of the system as a whole. Government must … Continue reading ‘Correct me if I’m wrong but this doesn’t sound like a country that works for all children.’ – @stuartdcs

New CASCADE study proves the success of support for parents who have children taken into care

The primary aim of the Reflect project is to prevent women who have experienced the compulsory removal of a child from experiencing a repeat pregnancy in the short-term, whilst successive child removal remains the most likely outcome. Dr Louise Roberts has led the assessment of one of the first Reflect schemes, which has been run by … Continue reading New CASCADE study proves the success of support for parents who have children taken into care

Medway STC review criticises use of pain-inducing restraint on young people | Children & Young People Now

By Joe Lepper | Children & Young People Now | 22 January 2019 A serious case review (SCR) has criticised the use of pain-inducing physical restraint at Medway Secure Training Centre (STC), saying it increases the risk of young inmates being abused. John Drew, independent chair of the Medway Safeguarding Children Board, said he was … Continue reading Medway STC review criticises use of pain-inducing restraint on young people | Children & Young People Now