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ADCS statement on Illegal Migration Bill

Source: Patrick Butler, Social Policy Editor @guardian Published 24th March 2023 https://twitter.com/patrickjbutler/status/1639261280778199040?s=61&t=gae4Lnr1smQLpXl27nm4Kw Read full piece at source: UK’s migration bill could put thousands of children "into arms of criminals" warns children's social care bosses Related reading: ADCS statement on Illegal Migration Bill

JRF: annual figures show unacceptable increase in poverty

Source Joseph Rowntree Foundation Published 23rd Mar 2023 The Government’s annual Households below average income data released today provides the most comprehensive overview of poverty in the UK. The latest figures show that in 2021/22: 14.4 million people were living in poverty in the UK, including 4.2 million children, 8.1 million working-age adults and 2.1 … Continue reading JRF: annual figures show unacceptable increase in poverty

Tackling Child Exploitation

Source Research in Practice Published 2023 Children and young people share what they would like to see from services protecting them from child exploitation and harm. The Tackling Child Exploitation (TCE) Support Programme is a consortium funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and led by Research in Practice with The Children’s Society and the … Continue reading Tackling Child Exploitation

NIROMP Anti-Racism and Activism

Last updated: 25 February 2023 NIROMP actions, learning and support resources can be accessed: HERE Position statements and learning resources are provided in this latest briefing as is our continuing call for more action. Scroll down to access a range of learning resources and to make your promise. To quote the words of @NimalJude, ”The … Continue reading NIROMP Anti-Racism and Activism

97 children’s charities warn the UN that children’s rights have worsened in England

Source CRAE February 2023 In a new report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, as part of its examination of the UK, 97 children’s charities from across England warn that critical children’s rights issues must be urgently addressed by the UK Government to prevent worsening impacts on the most vulnerable children. You can … Continue reading 97 children’s charities warn the UN that children’s rights have worsened in England

Study exposes “extreme vulnerability” of children subject to Deprivation of Liberty applications

Source Social Work Today 25 February 2023 New analysis of court applications that seek to deprive children of their liberty in England and Wales has exposed the extreme vulnerability of the children involved. The research was carried out by Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (Nuffield FJO) and involved studying applications made to the family division of … Continue reading Study exposes “extreme vulnerability” of children subject to Deprivation of Liberty applications

Increase in overrepresentation of ethnic minorities in youth justice system

Source Public Accounts Committee 22 February 2023 The Public Accounts Committee has cited a failure of ownership and ‘reluctant’ leadership by Government, safeguarding systems not working in some areas with tragic consequences and an increase in overrepresentation of ethnic minorities in the youth justice system. “The Department for Education tells us that it holds the … Continue reading Increase in overrepresentation of ethnic minorities in youth justice system

Unacceptable, unnecessary harm to vulnerable adolescents being failed by maze of services

Source Public Accounts Committee Published 22nd February 2023 The estimated lifetime cost of adverse outcomes for all children who have ever needed a social worker is £23 billion every year. In a report today the Public Accounts Committee says the social and personal costs of harm and adverse outcomes to vulnerable adolescents who are being … Continue reading Unacceptable, unnecessary harm to vulnerable adolescents being failed by maze of services

Key messages from research on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour

Source Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse Published 22nd February 2023 NIROMP are very pleased to let you know that today the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse have published updated Key messages from research on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour. The findings from this important research is now live … Continue reading Key messages from research on children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour

Children’s rights in Great Britain: submission to the UN (2023)

Source Equality and Human Rights Commission First published: 24 Jan 2023 This report looks at the state of children’s rights in Great Britain and makes recommendations for change. The report sets out some of the areas identified as priorities for the UNCRC to review: violence against children (including harmful practices and online safety) health and … Continue reading Children’s rights in Great Britain: submission to the UN (2023)