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Our Families, Our Voices

Our Families, Our Voices, 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. On Tuesday 30th March 2021 Just a quick reminder of the “Our Families, Our Voices” event taking place next week. It will be an evening of talks, performance and conversation curated and led by young people, parents and kinship carers with lived experience of the child … Continue reading Our Families, Our Voices

An evening of talks, performances & conversation curated and led by young people, parents & kinship carers | @FamilyRightsGp

Our Families, Our Voices, 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. On Tuesday 30th March 2021 Family Rights Group invites you to an evening of talks, performances and conversation curated and led by young people, parents and kinship carers with lived experience of the child welfare system. Family Rights Group’s parents’ and kinship care panel members have … Continue reading An evening of talks, performances & conversation curated and led by young people, parents & kinship carers | @FamilyRightsGp

Launch of a once in a generation “Beveridge Report for children”

Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England, has launched a ‘once-in-a-generation review of the future of childhood’ by the Children’s Commissioner’s Office. ‘The Childhood Commission’ will be inspired by the ambition of William Beveridge’s pioneering 1940s report, which laid the foundations of the post-War social security system. ‘The Childhood Commission’ will identify the barriers … Continue reading Launch of a once in a generation “Beveridge Report for children”

Ubuntu: I am Because We are – Strengthening Social Solidarity and Global Connectedness.

World Social Work Day is celebrated all round the world each March. The theme this year is Ubuntu: ‘I am Because We are’. It is a powerful message on the need for solidarity at all levels: within communities, societies and globally. Ubuntu originates from the indigenous peoples of South Africa and was popularized across the world by Nelson Mandela. … Continue reading Ubuntu: I am Because We are – Strengthening Social Solidarity and Global Connectedness.

The Care Review – a rare, not to be missed opportunity | Ofsted: developments in children’s social care

Apologies: we have re-published this piece due to problems with the link provided in an earlier release. Our National Director for Regulation and Social Care, Yvette Stanley, discusses the Independent Care Review and considers the burning issues faced by Josh MacAlister and his team. The announcement of the Independent Care Review has given rise to … Continue reading The Care Review – a rare, not to be missed opportunity | Ofsted: developments in children’s social care

The white ally and the fight for racial justice | tenpencemore

I remember several years ago now, I went to hear Reni Eddo Lodge speak at a podcast event in a London branch of Waterstones. This was just around the time of her blog post that led to her long read in The Guardian and later to her book ‘Why I am no longer talking to … Continue reading The white ally and the fight for racial justice | tenpencemore

CMA launches study of children’s social care provision – GOV.UK

  Apologies: we are re-circulating this piece due to problems with the link provided in an earlier release.  The CMA has launched a study of children’s social care provision to establish why a lack of availability and increasing costs could be leading to the needs of children in care not being met. The Competition and … Continue reading CMA launches study of children’s social care provision – GOV.UK

Her name was Jean: International Women’s Day 2021 | @jamie_crabb

https://twitter.com/jamie_crabb/status/1369053358665961475?s=20 Jean spent her life wishing to see us, her children, but continuing to struggle with her mental health this was denied. What was I told of all of this? That she was unwell, damaged and couldn’t look after her children. Not much more. I remember feeling angry and scared of the spectre of a … Continue reading Her name was Jean: International Women’s Day 2021 | @jamie_crabb

Thinking about the impact of racism | Research in Practice

The Practice Supervisor Development Programme has developed resources exploring the impact of racism as social work professionals. A great resource for group discussion. Contains three short videos and a supporting statement about why the films were made. https://twitter.com/rashidabaig2/status/1369308993068359683?s=21 Download : Thinking about the impact of racism By Nimal Jude and Rashida Baig

Case Law and Legal Summaries 2020 overview | Research in Practice

Apologies: we are re-circulating this piece due to problems with the link contained in an earlier release. Case law and legal summaries can support case decision making and application of the law. Research in Practice have provided an overview of the cases summarised in 2020 to support their use in practice. Read at source: Case … Continue reading Case Law and Legal Summaries 2020 overview | Research in Practice