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Social Care Review Case for Change

NIROMP chair, Sharon Martin and representatives from across NIROMP regional networks met with Josh MacAlister yesterday 20th July. The meeting was convened to discuss NIROMP's submission of evidence to the Social Care Review and to consider matters relevant to the case for change including next steps. NIROMP's engagement with the Case for Change is ongoing. … Continue reading Social Care Review Case for Change

Continuing Professional Development

Online screening of Be-Longing, the story of Khoji, a 9-year ‘looked after’ boy living within a foster family, followed by Director Q&A happening this evening at 7pm. View the trailer below and register your place: HERE https://vimeo.com/457452995 Also of interest: Hi Everyone, I wish to introduce you to Saira-Jayne Jones who I have been working … Continue reading Continuing Professional Development

Mental health and wellbeing in schools

Source: Department for EducationDate: 15 June 2021The Department for Education (DfE) has updated guidance for schools and colleges in England around mental health and wellbeing. The Mental health and wellbeing support in schools and colleges guidance now includes a list of mental health and wellbeing resources for teachers, school staff and school leaders. And the Teaching … Continue reading Mental health and wellbeing in schools

BLACK CHILDREN MORE LIKELY TO END UP IN CARE AND LESS LIKELY TO BE ADOPTED | THE VOICE

The data in the Adopted and Looked-after children report, shows despite Black children only making up five per cent of the general population, they make up eight per cent of children in care. Black children are more likely to end up in care and less likely to be adopted according to recent government figures. The … Continue reading BLACK CHILDREN MORE LIKELY TO END UP IN CARE AND LESS LIKELY TO BE ADOPTED | THE VOICE

The Black Care Experience

Dear all In response to The Care Review's recently published Case For Change', The Black Care Experience ask the Care Review to take a deeper and further look into the racial and ethnic disparities experienced by those who are Black and In Care: HERE In order to help, The Black Care Experience will be hosting … Continue reading The Black Care Experience

The Case for Change

This Case for Change by the independent review of children’s social care sets out the urgent need for a new approach to children’s social care in England. A simplified version of the case for change, which is suitable for both children and adults, and summarises the key themes within the report, can be downloaded: HERE … Continue reading The Case for Change

Anti-Racism & Activism: Towards Racial Justice

Last updated: 26 May 2021 Towards Racial Justice One Year Later: THE BIG PROMISE. On May 25th 2021, one year to the day of the murder of George Floyd, we honoured Mr Floyd’s name and called for reflection one year on. We ask what has changed? What actions have we taken towards becoming anti-racist. Actions … Continue reading Anti-Racism & Activism: Towards Racial Justice

One year on: Anti-Racism and Activism

Last updated: 23 July 2021 Towards Racial Justice One Year Later: THE BIG PROMISE. May 25th 2021, one year to the day of the murder of George Floyd, we honour Mr Floyd’s name and call for reflection one year on. We ask what has changed? What actions have we taken towards becoming anti-racist. Actions definitely … Continue reading One year on: Anti-Racism and Activism

From investigating to empowering parents: how MacAlister review should reshape children’s social care | Community Care

Social work professor and care review adviser Paul Bywaters says it should advocate a reversal of focus in children's social care towards investing in families and an end to poverty: We need to transform relationships with parents, children and young people, extended families and communities, so that they become seen as full partners. This isn’t … Continue reading From investigating to empowering parents: how MacAlister review should reshape children’s social care | Community Care

NIROMP Call to Action: Independent Review of Children’s Social Care

Sharon Martin, Chair of the National IRO Managers Partnership (NIROMP), said: “I am delighted to throw NIROMP's support behind the work of the A National Voice, to make sure the voices of more children and young people in care and leaving care are heard. It is crucial that the Children's Social Care review team hear … Continue reading NIROMP Call to Action: Independent Review of Children’s Social Care