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 →

Language That Cares | PCF @TACTCare #spreadtheword

Language That Cares   A glossary of words and terms that aims to change the language of the care system has been published.  Language That Cares is a collaborative effort led by adoption and fostering charity TACT (The Adolescent and Children’s Trust) and the charity’s children and care experienced young people, with contributions from 15... Continue Reading →

NIROMP Strategic Priorities and Vision 2019-22 out for consultation

Source:  National IRO Managers Partnership (NIROMP). Published on: 9th February 2019 NIROMP's draft Strategic Priorities  is now out for public consultation. The consultation is open until 28 February 2019. The NIROMP regional leads approved publication of the Draft Strategic Priorities & Vision 2019-2022 document at a meeting held at the Department for Education on 28th January. The draft plan has... Continue Reading →

IRO briefing – creative communication and trauma informed practice | Katie Wrench & Sharon Martin

Using creative communication in a trauma informed response to care planning and review. Authors: Katie Wrench and Sharon Martin This briefing provides an introduction to the language and theory of trauma-informed practice combined with practical knowledge and skills development for IROs direct work - to support thinking and working with parents, children and young people.... Continue Reading →

Feature job: Independent Chair | Lincolnshire County Council

Independent Chair Independent Chair We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Independent Chair. This is a full time qualified Social Worker post. The successful applicant will have a minimum of five years post qualifying experience working with children and families and ideally some supervisory experience. This is a county wide post and the office... Continue Reading →

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