Adoption | Prof Brid Featherstone

Prof Brid Featherstone and Prof Anna Gupta believe adoption is too stark in its severance of the legal relationship between those adopted and their birth family, and out of line with the emotional realities for most involved. Commentary: Community Care piece: Children’s minister’s call for directors to prioritise adoption lambasted by sector heads Important piece reported by the … Continue reading Adoption | Prof Brid Featherstone

Joint Call for a Full, Independent Review of Children’s Social Care in England

Deadline: Tuesday 21st January 2020 Hundreds of individuals with personal and/or professional experience of children's social care have already signed an open letter to the Secretary of State for Education calling for a full, independent review of children's social care in England. Please consider joining them. To read the letter, see those who have already signed … Continue reading Joint Call for a Full, Independent Review of Children’s Social Care in England

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

“Women are equal to everything” says ex-barmaid, current President of the Supreme Court — UK Human Rights Blog

Even before Lady Hale and her spider brooch rose to national prominence following media coverage of Miller (No 2), she was something of a hero amongst female lawyers. A trailblazer in the profession, she was the first women appointed to the Law Commission, the first female Law Lord and the first female president of the … Continue reading “Women are equal to everything” says ex-barmaid, current President of the Supreme Court — UK Human Rights Blog

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

Another brilliant piece by a boy called Ric Flo @ricflomusic

Thoughts of Farming, Foster Care & Belonging Ric Flo's latest piece provides a beautiful, moving reflection on his thoughts about @adewale recent #FarmingFilm and how this connects to his experience in foster care. Being privately fostered in Bournemouth myself with racist carers and finding belonging from being associated with the hardest in the town and … Continue reading Another brilliant piece by a boy called Ric Flo @ricflomusic

In celebration of the dedication and commitment of kinship carers #Kinship Care …

You Love Who You Love by Beverley Campbell. https://twitter.com/FamilyRightsGp/status/1182693479924883459?s=20 NIROMP are proud supporters of the work of the Family Rights Group. Beverley has worked as an advocate, advisor and trainer for the Family Rights Group for the past decade.​  In addition to this she is the current family participation officer who supports both the parents' … Continue reading In celebration of the dedication and commitment of kinship carers #Kinship Care …

Landmark collection of reports published today: “The genie is now out of the bottle” says Ian Dickson

Ian Dickson, chair of the #CareExpConf group officially presented the reports at Liverpool Hope University to the Professor in Social Work Michael Lavalette. https://twitter.com/IDickson258/status/1179810483223879680?s=20 The reports are available to download at source via the Care Experienced Conference website: https://www.careexperiencedconference.com/reports https://twitter.com/IDickson258/status/1179811215020875776?s=20 https://twitter.com/aosullivan01/status/1179808739152543750?s=20 What matters now is that this report is heard and listened to properly by … Continue reading Landmark collection of reports published today: “The genie is now out of the bottle” says Ian Dickson

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