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The number of children from minoritised groups increasingly over-represented in custody 

Published 28th April 2022 Source: National Audit Office The Ministry of Justice and HM Prison & Probation Service expect the number of children in custody to more than double by September 2024. The National Audit Office (NAO) report said that after long-term decline, the number of children in custody is expected to rise rapidly as … Continue reading The number of children from minoritised groups increasingly over-represented in custody 

NIROMP Community of Practice – Contextual Safeguarding Session

Posted 13th May 2022 On 12th May 2022 NIROMP held a session focused on extra-familial harm. Huge thanks to Dr Lauren Wroe; Dr Rachael Owens, Professor Carlene Firmin and Gary Sanders. The video recording and associated materials are free for you to download and share. Development of a special interest group was mentioned at the … Continue reading NIROMP Community of Practice – Contextual Safeguarding Session

The Police Bill becomes legislation  

Posted 13th July 2022 Despite widespread opposition including from civil society, peers, MPs and the police themselves, the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill was voted into legislation yesterday, with many of the government's provisions to restrict peaceful protest in tact. A date for Royal Assent is yet to be set. NIROMP and many other … Continue reading The Police Bill becomes legislation  

‘Chances missed’ by professionals to help neglected and abused toddler

Chances to intervene to protect a toddler, who was subjected to “chronic neglect and serious injuries” while in the care of her parents, were missed by social workers, according to a serious case review (SCR). Importance of professional differences and ability to raise professional challenge noted. Source: 'Chances missed' by professionals to help neglected and … Continue reading ‘Chances missed’ by professionals to help neglected and abused toddler

Cultural Sensitivity matching children in Foster Arrangements

Hackney C&E Anti-Racist Praxis Conference: Praxis (practice) to, unmask, repair and prevent the hidden wounds of racial trauma on Black and Global majority ethnic children and families in Hackney. A collection of themed sessions are on offer from 9th - 11th May. Register: HERE Cultural Sensitivity matching children in Foster Arrangements This workshop suitable for: … Continue reading Cultural Sensitivity matching children in Foster Arrangements

Eid Mubarak 🌙✨

Eid-ul-fitr is the celebration that takes place to mark the ending of the month long fasting of Ramadan. It is a time for families and friends to come together celebrating this blessed occasion and is a significant time for Muslims all around the world. Sharon Martin, NIROMP chair said: ”Eid Mubarak 🌙✨From my family to … Continue reading Eid Mubarak 🌙✨

Social Work with Interpreters: Improving Practice Through Research 

This event begins the conversation about how existing practitioner knowledge can be shared, in a structured way, to improve the lives of those individuals and families who have limited English proficiency.  The event shares the findings of a British Academy-funded research project that asked social workers and interpreters what they wished they knew about their … Continue reading Social Work with Interpreters: Improving Practice Through Research 

Enduring, positive relationships must be at the heart of the care system 

Source Yvette Stanley, Ofsted Posted 26 April 2022 Yvette Stanley, Ofsted’s National Director for Regulation and Social Care, considers the recent All-Party Parliamentary Group Spotlight Inquiry and reflects on how independent visitors can be an important source of lasting friendship and support for children in care. Read report in full: HERE

Annual Roundtable Discussion on Muslim Children in Care 

Source: My Foster Family Posted 25 April 2022 NIROMP are pleased to share this event hosted ShadIm Hussain, CEO. Join the Annual Roundtable Discussion on Muslim Heritage Children in Care on supporting identity and wellbeing. Join with sector professionals, academics, foster carers and adopters as well as the lived experience of Muslim care experienced young … Continue reading Annual Roundtable Discussion on Muslim Children in Care