Spread the word: Foster Care Fortnight 2019, 13-26 May #changeafuture #FCF19

NIROMP are keen that we join together in celebration of Foster Care Fortnight 2019 – a chance to recognise the brilliant work so many foster carers do. One of the aims of Foster Care Fortnight 2019 (#FCF19) is to raise the profile of fostering and the difference foster carers can have on a child’s life. … Continue reading Spread the word: Foster Care Fortnight 2019, 13-26 May #changeafuture #FCF19

Creating a platform for the voice and influence of children with experience of both the Care and Youth Justice System | Andi Brierley | @Andibrierley

Guest blog by Andi Brierley, Child Looked After and Care Leaver Specialist within the Leeds Youth Justice Service and Child Friendly Leeds City. Author of: ‘Your Honour Can I Tell You My Story’ My name is Andi Brierley and I am currently a Child Looked After and Care Leaver Specialist within the Leeds Youth Justice … Continue reading Creating a platform for the voice and influence of children with experience of both the Care and Youth Justice System | Andi Brierley | @Andibrierley

Building a workforce that works for all children | ADCS

ADCS has published a new position paper 'Building a workforce that works for all children'. To achieve a country that works for all children, we must have a strong and fully resourced workforce: The government continues to invest in new routes into social work and to progress a programme of social work reform. While efforts … Continue reading Building a workforce that works for all children | ADCS

The Untold, Fighting for My Niece | BBC radio 4

Please listen to this BBC Radio 4 piece. It concerns 38 year old entrepreneur Simon who is fighting to become his teenage niece's legal guardian after she was placed in care. Until last year, Simon was a highly successful businessman with a city lifestyle to match. Then his business went under - and with it … Continue reading The Untold, Fighting for My Niece | BBC radio 4

Care Leaver Covenant – raising aspirations #readywhenyouare

The Covenant, run by Spectra First, is part of the government’s ambition to improve care leavers’ outcomes so they go on to lead happy and successful lives. The pledges on offer include work placements with organisations such as Liverpool FC Foundation, the Science Museum Group and Rolls-Royce to help them get their first step into … Continue reading Care Leaver Covenant – raising aspirations #readywhenyouare

More than 120 national organisations accuse Government of ‘ignoring children’

Source: National Children's Bureau There is compelling evidence that the services and support that children rely on are at breaking point. NCB is proud to be part of a group of 120+ organisations calling for the Government to act swiftly to put children at the heart of its spending decisions. Supporters include teaching unions, children's charities, … Continue reading More than 120 national organisations accuse Government of ‘ignoring children’

Redistributing care: why respite support should exist for struggling birth families, not just foster carers and adopters

Brigid Featherstone and Amanda Boorman talk about their experiences of respite support and how it might be used to support birth families before a child is removed ... Read full piece at source: Redistributing care: why respite support should exist for struggling birth families, not just foster carers and adopters

Born into care

This latest report by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory 'Born into care: Newborns in care proceedings in England', summary report October 2018 is a must read for all IROs. The report was funded by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory and written by a team of academics, using data provided by CAFCASS, the children and family … Continue reading Born into care