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

THE PRESSURE TO CHOOSE AN EXCLUSIVE IDENTITY

We hope this piece prompts you to ask yourself how you can provide positive help and support to children from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. Article 20 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that “Children who cannot be looked after by their own family have a right to special care … Continue reading THE PRESSURE TO CHOOSE AN EXCLUSIVE IDENTITY

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

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

STEPLADDER OF ACHIEVEMENT – Helping young people develop financial know-how

Stepladder of Achievement The Stepladder of Achievement is an online learning tool for 15-25 year olds to develop financial know-how and for making plans for your future. It has six Steps for to work through. And it’s free to use!A certificate of completion is provided on completion of all 6 steps. Additional benefits include connection … Continue reading STEPLADDER OF ACHIEVEMENT – Helping young people develop financial know-how