Practice Guidance on Female Genital Mutilation – England

The Home Office is seeking views on the draft statutory multi-agency practice guidance on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The public consultation seeks views on the content and detail of new statutory guidance on FGM to be commenced towards the end of 2015. The Home Office is particularly keen to hear from safeguarding professionals. More information is... Continue Reading →

Recommended viewing: Trilogy of short films by looked after young people and care leavers

Looked after young people and care leavers with Cambridgeshire in partnership with CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care with Cambridge university) and Cambridgeshire Picture House have created three animation films that are being used for work with professionals and other looked after young people. The animation films depict the emotional feelings and views of young people regarding their experience of the care system.

Life story work

Research conducted jointly between the UK children’s charity Coram and the University of Bristol  shows that the quality of children's life story books varies considerably. The research has helped to address an absence in the academic literature of adopters’ perspectives on their children’s life storybooks. Forty adopters from England and Wales participated in either focus... Continue Reading →

Abusing or simply not using section 20 of the Children Act 1989

Recommended reading Consider using this article as an aid to discussion about the appropriate use of section 20 arrangements. Hannah Gomersall examines the recent case law around section 20 of the Children Act 1989 and two concerning trends: s 20 being abused or, worryingly, not used at all. Link: Abusing or simply not using section 20 of the... Continue Reading →

Advanced Practice Module for IROs

The Advanced Practice Module for Independent Reviewing Officers and Independent Case Conference Chairs was developed at the request of, and in close collaboration with, managers active in the West Midlands Regional IRO Managers’ Network. About the module This post-graduate module is rooted in the existing literature on the work of the IRO. It examines core... Continue Reading →

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