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Welcome to NIROMP: Securing better life chances and choices for children and young people with care experience.

I welcome the priorities laid out in NIROMP’s strategic vision for the forthcoming years. The focus on empowering children’s voices and placing them at the heart of care-planning is an aspiration I have long shared.

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England

It’s good to raise our profile as IROs, it’s good to set the bar high and expect the best for the children we work for. This is a good framework to use when we self-reflect and self-inspect our own provisions and team performance. Having a clear vision and clear expectations should leave no excuses for ineffective practice. Thank you and well done.

Otilia Broadhurst, Independent Reviewing Officer

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BASW Black Country Branch Meeting Event: ‘Children in Care: Legal to discriminate?’

Should it be illegal to discriminate against children in care, care leavers or care experienced? BASW are running this FREE event on Monday, 30 September 2019 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm in Wolverhampton. This event will explore the argument why ‘care experience’ should be a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. Expected learning outcomes are – Information for … Continue reading BASW Black Country Branch Meeting Event: ‘Children in Care: Legal to discriminate?’

Young people get your voices heard! Develop your leadership skills.

Do you think support for young people should be designed with young people themselves? Do you have ideas on how support for younger people could be better? Do you want to help young people across England make their voices heard on the issues they face? Young Leaders of the ChildFair State – Children england Apply … Continue reading Young people get your voices heard! Develop your leadership skills.

Ministerial letter to children – what you should expect from your Child in Care Review

On 7th August NIROMP shared the story of a group of young people who had got in touch with the (now former) Children’s Minister. The group have shared a video to illustrate the problems with holding child in care reviews in school. Affinity’s young person group, “Voices” created this video to illustrate the problems faced … Continue reading Ministerial letter to children – what you should expect from your Child in Care Review

Social work recruitment and retention

In 2018, the Department for Education (DfE) commissioned a major new longitudinal study tracking the careers of local authority child and family social workers in England over five years. The aim of this landmark new study is to collect robust evidence on recruitment, retention and progression in child and family social work. In particular it … Continue reading Social work recruitment and retention

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