Obsession with local variations is a distraction | Children England

Children England charity response to the NAO report "Pressures on Children's Social Care" by Chloe Darlington, Children England, 23rd January 2019: We welcome the confirmation from the National Audit Office that, in the face of huge financial pressures, local authorities have been forced to close non-statutory services in order to protect statutory services. We are also... Continue Reading →

Creative writing competition for children in care and young care leavers

Coram Voice has announced the return of Voices, its annual writing competition for children in care and young care leavers across the country. The competition is open for entries until 10 February 2019. The theme of this year’s competition, ‘Growing Up’, was chosen by young people who took part in the competition last year.  Entries... Continue Reading →

National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers: first year report

Reflections from the National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers on his findings from his visits to local authorities in his first year in post. Published 14 December 2018. From: Department for Education Details A report based on Mark Riddell’s visits to local authorities in his role as the National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers. This follows... Continue Reading →

IRO briefing – creative communication and trauma informed practice | Katie Wrench & Sharon Martin

Using creative communication in a trauma informed response to care planning and review. Authors: Katie Wrench and Sharon Martin This briefing provides an introduction to the language and theory of trauma-informed practice combined with practical knowledge and skills development for IROs direct work - to support thinking and working with parents, children and young people.... Continue Reading →

Family Justice Council 12th Annual Debate: the use of covert recordings in family law

Family Justice Council 12th Annual Debate: the use of covert recordings in family law Transcript and podcast available The Family Justice Council held its 12th Annual Debate and panel discussion in Leeds on Monday, 3 December 2018. The topic for the debate was the use of covert recordings in family law. The motion read: 'Nothing... Continue Reading →

Feature job: Independent Chair | Lincolnshire County Council

Independent Chair Independent Chair We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Independent Chair. This is a full time qualified Social Worker post. The successful applicant will have a minimum of five years post qualifying experience working with children and families and ideally some supervisory experience. This is a county wide post and the office... Continue Reading →

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