#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

NIROMP: Proud supporters of ‘Right Friend Campaign’ #NIVN #RightFriend

NIROMP are excited to help promote this campaign launch from the National Independent Visitor Network.  Please join us in participating in this collaborative twitter campaign today Monday 1st June, to raise awareness of the difference an Independent Visitor can make to the life of children in care.  What can you do?  1.   Make your own poster. You can … Continue reading NIROMP: Proud supporters of ‘Right Friend Campaign’ #NIVN #RightFriend


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 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


National IV Network@IV_Network are looking for children and young people matched with Independent Visitors to design a logo for their ‘Right Friend’ Campaign. They want a logo that represents the importance of an Independent Visitors in a child in cares life. Spread the word and encourage children and young people in care to enter. The … Continue reading ‘RIGHT FRIEND’ CAMPAIGN & LOGO COMPETITION

Children’s guide to coronavirus

Courtesy of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England: There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus, so we’ve created a children’s guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation. The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how … Continue reading Children’s guide to coronavirus

It was hard to escape

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel has published a national review, which aims to identify what might be done differently to protect children who find themselves threatened with violence by criminal gangs. Our children face a number of challenges to their safety and wellbeing today –none more complex and damaging than criminal exploitation. Being drawn … Continue reading It was hard to escape

UK Empathy Summit @CareLeaverCov #SpreadTheWord

How can you and your organisation be more empathetic to the often overlooked #careleaver population? How can organisations and businesses join the list of signatories? An event hosted by @BBCNaga is being held on April 6th to discuss this. For more info head to: FEATURED OFFERS for care leavers Full details on all … Continue reading UK Empathy Summit @CareLeaverCov #SpreadTheWord

EU Settlement Scheme

Last summer Coram Children’s Legal Centre gave a very helpful presentation on the EU Settlement Scheme to members of NIROMP's London IROs Group. The presentation covered what Social Workers and IROs needed to do with children and young people in local authority care to apply for settled status post-Brexit. Government funding for Coram and other … Continue reading EU Settlement Scheme