Female Genital Mutilation #ENDFGM

Serious Crime Act 2015 Duties under this Act make professionals' responsibilities absolutely clear: read more Mandatory reporting requirements: read more Youth-led website launched to end FGM A new website has been launched by teenagers to help educate other young people about FGM and what steps they can take to stop it. Everybody’s Business is a... Continue Reading →

Capturing the darkness and the light in the lives of looked-after children

There are days when stories with perfect beginnings and perfect endings just don’t cut it at reading time- Ali Redford, author of The Boy Who Built a Wall Around Himself, wanted to write a book for her son that he would… Continue reading → Source: Capturing the darkness and the light in the lives of looked-after... Continue Reading →

On the precipice …

On the precipice of further austerity, councils are failing vulnerable children Author: Donna Peach, University of Salford. Originally published in: The Conversation Despite being formed as a means of protecting children, the “care system” has always failed too many of them. New figures released by Ofsted have highlighted the local authority departments that provide poor quality services... Continue Reading →

Independent reviewing officers:

  Improving outcomes for children and young people Matthew Brazier HMI, National Lead (Looked-after children) gave this helpful presentation at a regional workshop for IROs on 5 December 2015. The presentation includes a brief overview, descriptors of what constitutes a 'good' and some recurring themes:  1. Independent reviewing officers: improving outcomes for children and young people Matthew Brazier... Continue Reading →

Strategic Briefing: Independent Reviewing Officers

Recommended reading: Strategic Briefing: Independent Reviewing Officers Extract: "The Children and Families Act 2014, a number of recent research projects and Serious Case Review (SCR) evidence all highlight themes that have implications for Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) services. This briefing explores the progress made to implement key messages from research in the increasingly uncertain and complex operation... Continue Reading →

Many care leavers go on to achieve amazing things in higher education

Propel is a higher education website for care leavers, helping them to make an informed decision about HE and access the support they are entitled to. Propel is provided by The Who Cares? Trust, a voice for children in care. Worth taking a look at this great resource and spreading the word. Link: Propel

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