Anti-racism & Activism

21st february 2021by national iro managers partnership (niromp), posted in covid-19, news, policy, guidance & law First posted by NIROMP June 2020 and updated March 2021 with more resources. We start with a reminder of the report by The House of Commons House of Lords Joint Committee on Human Rights (November 2020) ‘Black people, racism and human rights’, which points … Continue reading Anti-racism & Activism

RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – EDUCATION & ACTIVISM

First posted by NIROMP June 2020 and updated March 2021 with more resources. We start with a reminder of the report by The House of Commons House of Lords Joint Committee on Human Rights (November 2020) ‘Black people, racism and human rights’, which points to: The failings of successive governments to act in response to … Continue reading RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – EDUCATION & ACTIVISM

Careless: Helping to improve council services to children in care

Independent reviewing officers (IROs) have an important role in ensuring a council keeps to its plans for children in care and that their best interests are promoted. This report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman highlights findings from complaints about the services given to children in care. Common Issues – ensuring stability, tom … Continue reading Careless: Helping to improve council services to children in care

Family values: Council services to family and friends who care for others’ children

Around 145,000 children in England are being looked after by people who are not their parents. Many of these children are not cared for by professional foster carers, but by members of their extended family or friends. This report is about these ‘family and friends carers’, who provide such a vital support system for children … Continue reading Family values: Council services to family and friends who care for others’ children

RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – EDUCATION & ACTIVISM

First posted by NIROMP June 2020 and updated November 2020 in response to the recently published report by The House of Commons House of Lords Joint Committee on Human Rights ‘Black people, racism and human rights’, which points to: The failings of successive governments to act in response to the successive reports and reviews shows … Continue reading RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION – EDUCATION & ACTIVISM

NEW OFSTED REPORT HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO GET MATCHING RIGHT

Ofsted’s study highlights the importance of getting foster matches right for children’s futures, as well as keeping foster carers in the system.  While recruiting enough foster carers to meet demand is vital, more could be done to make sure matches with children are successful, new Ofsted research finds. The shortage of foster carers is one … Continue reading NEW OFSTED REPORT HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO GET MATCHING RIGHT

Fantastic opportunity – IRO vacancy – North Yorkshire

Read at source: North Yorkshire County Council Key Dates: Closing Date is 14th September 2020. Interviews by Skype 23rd September 2020. Job Description.pdf Total Rewards Brochure.pdf Are you looking for a challenging and exciting role in a dedicated team? Do you have a passion for ensuring that children and young people receive the best care and … Continue reading Fantastic opportunity – IRO vacancy – North Yorkshire

Huge spike in number of children needing foster care during pandemic, Barnardo’s warns

A surge in demand for foster care places combined with a drop in potential carers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is creating a “state of emergency” in the care system, Barnardo’s has warned. The coronavirus pandemic has hit vulnerable families the hardest, with many reaching crisis point. This has created a state of emergency, … Continue reading Huge spike in number of children needing foster care during pandemic, Barnardo’s warns

Public Law Working Group Recommendations to achieve best practice in the child protection and family justice systems:Special guardianship orders | June 2020

Message from the President of the Family Division Since its addition to the canon of orders that are available to the Family Court in 2005, the role of a Special Guardianship Order has changed and developed. It is plain that SGO’s have a useful role to play, and are the right order to make in … Continue reading Public Law Working Group Recommendations to achieve best practice in the child protection and family justice systems:Special guardianship orders | June 2020