REMOVAL OF SAFEGUARDS FOR CHILDREN IN CARE – JUDICIAL REVIEW GIVEN GO AHEAD

#SCRAPSI445, CHILD PROTECTION, CHILDREN IN CARE, CHILDREN'S RIGHTS IN CARE, STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 445 Thank you Article 39 for your continued work to promote and protect every child’s rights on the basis of equality and non-discrimination. We stand with you.Sharon Martin, chair of the National IRO Managers Partnership (NIROMP) Articles 39 children’s rights charity has been granted permission for a … Continue reading REMOVAL OF SAFEGUARDS FOR CHILDREN IN CARE – JUDICIAL REVIEW GIVEN GO AHEAD

Great new training from Jenny Malloy, Times Bestseller author of Hackney Child

Jenny Molloy, Times Bestseller author of Hackney Child is providing two training events. More details below including links to book your place via Eventbrite. Hurry as places likely to go fast! Testimonial Jenny spent most of her childhood in care. She regularly gives talks and is called on by government bodies to advise on the … Continue reading Great new training from Jenny Malloy, Times Bestseller author of Hackney Child

BREAKING: @article_39 have issued judicial review proceedings against the Secretary of State for Education

VIDEO: Watch Article 39’s Director explain why we threatened legal action (from May 2020):  https://youtu.be/e4W-8tCKbOM Article 39 has applied to the High Court for a judicial review of secondary legislation that dilutes or removes a series of duties, including around the arrangements under which social workers must visit children in care and IROs must carry out reviews of … Continue reading BREAKING: @article_39 have issued judicial review proceedings against the Secretary of State for Education

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

THE ADOPTION AND CHILDREN (CORONAVIRUS) (AMENDED) REGULATIONS 2020

On Friday 24 April 2020, the Government passed a statutory instrument, the Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020, making potentially significant changes to the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review Regulations 2010. These regulations make significant temporary changes to the rights and entitlements of children and young people living in care. They apply to … Continue reading THE ADOPTION AND CHILDREN (CORONAVIRUS) (AMENDED) REGULATIONS 2020

Care leavers’ well-being during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Key Messages for Leaving Care Workers

Guest piece post from: Linda Briheim-Crookall, Head of Policy and Practice Development New Insight paper from Coram Voice: Coram Voice has collated this new Insight Paper. Please circulate to any contacts who you think it may be useful to. Responding to Coronavirus is a challenge for us all and no different in our work with children … Continue reading Care leavers’ well-being during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Key Messages for Leaving Care Workers

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

Two-week rapid consultation on remote hearings in the Family Court launched

First published: 14 April 2020 |Family Court|News President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane is pleased to announce the commencement of a two-week rapid consultation on the use of remote hearings in the family justice system, starting today (Tuesday 14 April 2020). This research project … Continue reading Two-week rapid consultation on remote hearings in the Family Court launched

DfE proposes banning unregulated placements for children under 16

Reforms to unregulated provision for children in care and care leavers Visit DfE website for more info: https://consult.education.gov.uk/unregulated-provision/unregulated-provision-children-in-care/ Closes: 8 Apr 2020 Opened: 12 Feb 2020 Contact: 0370 000 2288 Submit your views: CSCUnregulated.consultation@education.gov.uk DfE proposes banning unregulated placements for children under 16The government has proposed making it illegal to place under-16s in unregulated accommodation, … Continue reading DfE proposes banning unregulated placements for children under 16

Investigation into the impact of child poverty

NIROMP are keen to support this important @CPAGUK and @CWIP_Research investigation into the impact of child poverty. Views are being gathered via a survey of children and families social workers in England. Download more about the survey. The deadline for submissions is 6th March 2020. More information including how to contribute via this link: Understanding … Continue reading Investigation into the impact of child poverty