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 →

NIROMP Chair contributes to World Social Work Day e-book #ECLCM #careexperienced #IROs #wswd19

Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships: World Social Work Day 2019 (Relationship based practice)  In celebration of the World Social Work Day 2019, the Principal Children and Families Social Worker Network has published an e-book with a collection of stories and experiences from practitioners and leaders about human connection and relationships and relationship-based practice. The e-book,... Continue Reading →

Improving care leavers access and participation in higher education

First published by the Department for Education on 14 March 2019. A new Policy paper has been published by the Department for Education: Principles to guide HE providers on improving care leavers access and participation in HE Details The guiding principles will support Higher Education (HE) providers to develop their offer for care leavers to... 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 →

Derby City Council: working with young people to support them ‘to get a life not a service’ | DfE

At Derby City Council we are testing a new innovative way of working with young people 16+ to support them improve their life pathway – ‘to get a life not a service’.  This involves testing an already established and successful approach within our adult social care system locally, to understand its transferability across the rest... Continue Reading →

Care leavers in higher education: how many are there and why does it matter?

Do care leavers enter higher education with the same propensity as other young people? Neil Harrison explains why the data we currently use to answer this question are flawed, and how they can skew policymaking in this area. Read full piece at source: Care leavers in higher education: how many are there and why does it... Continue Reading →

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