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

‘THE FOSTER CARERS SUPERPOWERS’ written by Judith A.M. Denton #CareExperienced #FosterCare #Voices of Children

FREE HANDBOOK FROM JUDITH DENTON In this Handbook Judith shares her personal experience of foster care and the positive impact her foster carers have had on her life. A wonderful free handbook from Judith A.M. Denton. Please read and share widely. 'THE FOSTER CARERS SUPERPOWERS' written by Judith A.M. Denton download JUDITH'S FREE HANDBOOK here … Continue reading ‘THE FOSTER CARERS SUPERPOWERS’ written by Judith A.M. Denton #CareExperienced #FosterCare #Voices of Children

Voices of children – children’s experiences of instability #CareExperienced

‘Children’s Voices: Children’s experiences of instability in the care system’ is published alongside the Children’s Commissioner’s third annual Stability Index, which measures stability in the care system by looking at how often children in care move home, school or social worker over a year. In addition to this data analysis, the Children’s Commissioner’s Office also … Continue reading Voices of children – children’s experiences of instability #CareExperienced

BASW Black Country Branch Meeting Event: ‘Children in Care: Legal to discriminate?’

Should it be illegal to discriminate against children in care, care leavers or care experienced? BASW are running this FREE event on Monday, 30 September 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm in Wolverhampton. This event will explore the argument why ‘care experience’ should be a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. Expected learning outcomes are - Information for … Continue reading BASW Black Country Branch Meeting Event: ‘Children in Care: Legal to discriminate?’

Young people get your voices heard! Develop your leadership skills.

Do you think support for young people should be designed with young people themselves? Do you have ideas on how support for younger people could be better? Do you want to help young people across England make their voices heard on the issues they face? If you have ideas about how to improve support for … Continue reading Young people get your voices heard! Develop your leadership skills.

Ministerial letter to children – what you should expect from your Child in Care Review

On 7th August NIROMP shared the story of a group of young people who had got in touch with the (now former) Children’s Minister. The group have shared a video to illustrate the problems with holding child in care reviews in school. Affinity's young person group, "Voices" created this video to illustrate the problems faced … Continue reading Ministerial letter to children – what you should expect from your Child in Care Review

Social work recruitment and retention

In 2018, the Department for Education (DfE) commissioned a major new longitudinal study tracking the careers of local authority child and family social workers in England over five years. The aim of this landmark new study is to collect robust evidence on recruitment, retention and progression in child and family social work. In particular it … Continue reading Social work recruitment and retention

Education

A surge of interesting new reports have recently come out - reflecting some of the latest research and ideas about education, the impact of austerity measures and child wellbeing. Have a read and leave a comment.  First to begin with Joe's story 'From Care to University'.  From care to university  The aim of the Unite … Continue reading Education