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NIROMP COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE – FORGING LIFELONG LINKS

We believe in the power of connection and collaboration and share a common goal to create positive change together. Creating lasting support networks for children in care – the impact of the Lifelong Links approach  Building not breaking relationships for children in care - exploring the positive impact of the Lifelong Links approach on children’s … Continue reading NIROMP COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE – FORGING LIFELONG LINKS

Pure Insight – Best Practice Models for Care Experienced Young People 

Pure Insight supports young people leaving care to thrive - join us to hear the findings of our recent evaluation & best practice models https://twitter.com/drclairebaker/status/1442436072374472709?s=21 More about this event and how to register: HERE

Responding effectively to sibling sexual abuse

Social workers can find identifying and working with families where there are concerns about sibling sexual abuse especially challenging. Anna Glinski shares some practice advice from a new report Read full piece at source: Responding effectively to sibling sexual abuse

Ofsted to let providers register multi-building children’s homes to tackle capacity pressures

Ofsted will allowing providers to register children’s homes with up to four buildings in order to help tackle capacity pressures in the system. The regulator said the plan would make it easier to find tailored, often single-bedded, placements in an emergency for children who would otherwise be placed in unregistered accommodation. Providers and councils welcomed … Continue reading Ofsted to let providers register multi-building children’s homes to tackle capacity pressures

Kinship care

Kinship has published findings from their annual survey looking at what life is like for kinship carers in England and Wales. Responses to an online survey of 1,651 kinship carers caring for 2,538 children show that: 62% of carers believed that their children had long-term physical and mental health needs; 36% of children in kinship … Continue reading Kinship care

Child mental health

NHS Digital has published a report looking at the mental health of children and young people in England in 2021 and how this has changed since 2017. Findings from a sample of 3,667 children and young people aged between 6 and 23 years old include: 39% of children aged 6 to 16 experienced a deterioration … Continue reading Child mental health

Transgender children and young people 

Farrer and Co have published a blog discussing the recent Court of Appeal judgement in the case of Bell v Tavistock. The blog looks at: the decision of the Divisional Court; the Court of Appeal judgment; and the safeguarding implications for schools who are educating children with gender dysphoria. Read at source: Transgender issues in … Continue reading Transgender children and young people 

Councils should lose responsibility for children in care to national service, says fostering charity

Local authorities should cede responsibility for children in care to a new national service, a fostering charity has argued in its submission to the care review. TACT urged the review to recommend the creation of a National Care Family (NCF) to take over fostering, adoption, and kinship, residential and secure care provision, and also provide … Continue reading Councils should lose responsibility for children in care to national service, says fostering charity

New review notes the key leadership role of child protection conference chairs and independent reviewing officers

National review into babies seriously harmed or killed by their father or male carer. Today the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel published their third national review, which looks at safeguarding children under 1 year old from non-accidental injury by their father or male carer. The key findings show that while maternal health and wellbeing are, … Continue reading New review notes the key leadership role of child protection conference chairs and independent reviewing officers