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MPs to hold a debate on the Independent review of children’s social care

Source: UK Parliament Committees MPs to hold a debate on the Independent review of children’s social care On Thursday 24th November, MPs will hold a general debate on the Independent review of children’s social care. Backbench Business Committee  Rachael Maskell, Steve McCabe and Tim Loughton have put forward this debate Watch the debate live on Parliament TV  A full … Continue reading MPs to hold a debate on the Independent review of children’s social care

Supporting practice in tackling child sexual abuse film series

Source: Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse, November 2022 Introducing our new 12-part short film series for professionals, by professionals. New film series distils key information from resources quickly and accessibly for professionals in 12 short films. The resources are: Signs and Indicators: A template for identifying and responding to concerns of child sexual abuse … Continue reading Supporting practice in tackling child sexual abuse film series

The Subjective Wellbeing of Children in Care of the State

Source: Wellbeing Research Centre, University of Oxford Published: November 2022 Research presentation by Professor Julie Selwyn (Oxford) and Linda Brikheim-Crookall (Coram Voice) delivered under the title 'The Subjective Wellbeing of Children in Care of the State' as part of Breakout Session #4: Wellbeing in education, at the inaugural Wellbeing Research & Policy Conference in 2022. … Continue reading The Subjective Wellbeing of Children in Care of the State

NIROMP COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: MAKING IT HAPPEN

NIROMP's Community of Practice sessions support arrangements for the continuing professional development of IROs and their managers. Venue: Each session will be held via MTeams and a link provided by the session host nearer the time.  Benefits of attending:  Join colleagues in sharing best practices and creating new knowledge to advance professional practice. Hear from … Continue reading NIROMP COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: MAKING IT HAPPEN

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Independent reviewing officer / safeguarding & review lead An opportunity has arisen for two Safeguarding & Review Leads (37 hours and 18.5 hours). We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage and would welcome, applicants from Black and racially minoritised communities and individuals who identify as trans or disabled, who are … Continue reading Encouraging a diverse workforce

New: Safety Planning in Education: A guide for professionals supporting children following incidents of harmful sexual behaviour

Date: 3 September 2022 Source: Centre of Expertise on Child Abuse This new resource Safety Planning in Education: A guide for professionals supporting children following incidents of harmful sexual behaviour will be of interest to all professionals working with children and young people in the safety planning process.  The guide is designed for all education … Continue reading New: Safety Planning in Education: A guide for professionals supporting children following incidents of harmful sexual behaviour

DFE APPOINTS MACALISTER TO ADVISE ON CARE REVIEW IMPLEMENTATION

Source: Community Care by Mithran Samuel on September 1, 2022 in Children, Social work leaders Review lead and former Frontline chief will support officials in drawing up plans to implement his recommendations, in contract worth £32,000 over six months The Department for Education has appointed Josh MacAlister to advise on the implementation of the children’s social care review that he led. … Continue reading DFE APPOINTS MACALISTER TO ADVISE ON CARE REVIEW IMPLEMENTATION

Consultation for young care experienced people on Care Review recommendations

Date published: 19th September 2022 Coram Voice have launched a consultation alongside National Youth Advocacy Service to hear from care experienced children and young people aged 11 - 25 on some of the recommendations from the Independent Review of Social Care, around advocacy, Independent Visitors and care experience as a protected characteristic. The consultation comprises: a … Continue reading Consultation for young care experienced people on Care Review recommendations

Child Welfare Inequalities Network – inaugural seminar

Date: September 22nd, 12 - 1pmOnlineFreeThe Child Welfare Inequalities Network comprises researchers from a range of countries who are engaged in understanding how child welfare systems and practices operate to reproduce, mitigate, or transform intersecting inequalities in the lives of children and families.  Members’ areas of research include: the relationship between deprivation and a child’s chances … Continue reading Child Welfare Inequalities Network – inaugural seminar

Part 1: Children’s Commissioner’s Family Review

The Children's Commissioner for England, Rachel de Souza, has published the first half of her review into family life, describing strong family support as a 'protective power' for children to shield them against adversity. Full recommendations will come in the second half of the review, the first half aims to produce an up to date … Continue reading Part 1: Children’s Commissioner’s Family Review