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

Updated: Care leaver internship scheme – apply online by 26th September

This is a fantastic opportunity open to care leavers aged 18 to 30 - to apply for a 12 month paid internship in the Civil Service across multiple different departments.Applications open 29th August 2019 and close 26th September 2019Sign up below to hear more about the Civil Service Care Leavers internship Scheme: CLICK HERE for more information … Continue reading Updated: Care leaver internship scheme – apply online by 26th September

Children’s influence praised as strong corporate parenting moves council up to ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Ofsted has praised Sheffield council”s corporate parenting and, in particular, its services for care leavers, as it raised its grade to ‘good’ following an inspection last month. The inspection report said the South Yorkshire council’s offer “emulates what a good parent should be”, noting opportunities ranging from bike workshops to in-house apprenticeships that were advanced to … Continue reading Children’s influence praised as strong corporate parenting moves council up to ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Children in Care: Preserving Family Connections? FREE event – 19th September

Forrest Hills, 19th September 2019, 10.00 - 4.45 Free to attend, lunch provided We are pleased to promote this FREE event which will be chaired by Deborah Woodcock (Operations Director: Family, and Principal Social Worker, Stockport). EVENT DETAILS Forrest Hills, 19th September 2019, 10.00 - 4.45 Free to attend, lunch provided The Centre for Child and Family Justice in partnership … Continue reading Children in Care: Preserving Family Connections? FREE event – 19th September

Updated: Care leaver internship scheme – apply online by 26th September

This is a fantastic opportunity open to care leavers aged 18 to 30 - to apply for a 12 month paid internship in the Civil Service across multiple different departments.Applications open 29th August 2019 and close 26th September 2019Sign up below to hear more about the Civil Service Care Leavers internship Scheme: CLICK HERE for more information … Continue reading Updated: Care leaver internship scheme – apply online by 26th September

Voices of children: “Give us more support around being bullied” #CareExperienced #AntiBullying #ChooseKindness

Children tell NIROMP they want more support around being bullied and they want more support to make sure children are well cared for at school and college. "The important thing is to know where you can turn for help whether it be counsellors or the process to move halls etc. Stay strong and don't let … Continue reading Voices of children: “Give us more support around being bullied” #CareExperienced #AntiBullying #ChooseKindness

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

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

Children’s reviews – children’s feelings about children in care reviews in school

Courtney, Adam, Chelsea, Jake, Conner and Kayley are a group of young people with care experience. They recently got in touch with the former Children’s Minister regarding a video they have made about having their children in care reviews in school. Please watch their fantastic video and do share it with colleagues. Click here to … Continue reading Children’s reviews – children’s feelings about children in care reviews in school

News: Care leaver internship scheme – applications open 29th August

Internships Care experienced? Interested in gaining paid work experience? Interested in learning more about media and campaigns, strategic communications, strategic engagement and internal communications? Does the idea of delivering cutting edge work for UK Government excite you? Here's early news of a great scheme that could be just what you're looking for! You could find … Continue reading News: Care leaver internship scheme – applications open 29th August