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

‘RIGHT FRIEND’ CAMPAIGN & LOGO COMPETITION

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. https://twitter.com/careleavercov/status/1235142555278376962?s=21 For more info head to: mycovenant.org.uk/empathy-summits 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

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

Doing Things Differently for Care Leavers #CareExpConf

Video: Ian Dickson @IDickson258 & Dr Cat Hugman's @notjustanumber Speech @ #GMCareLeavers Conference #CareExpConf #teamies Ian Dickson @IDickson258 & Dr Cat Hugman speak at the Doing Things Differently for Care Leavers event held on Friday 1st November and here is their fantastic speech in video format! https://youtu.be/7LXwKYjjfDU You can download the full text via the … Continue reading Doing Things Differently for Care Leavers #CareExpConf

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