Adverse Childhood Experiences & Mental Health – New Report…

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Image courtesy of ©Young Minds

This week, Young Minds has published it’s latest report: Beyond Adversity – Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Young People Who Face Complexity & Adversity in Their Lives.

Download it free here.

(Psst! Contains loads of brilliant web links to other information!  ;0)

Barnardo’s Publishes its Inquiry into HSB…

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Image courtesy of ©Barnardo’s

Today, Barnardo’s has published it’s parliamentary inquiry into harmful sexual behaviour in children and young people.

Download it for free here.

 

Children’s Residential Care – New Research…

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Image courtesy of ©Cardiff University

Cascade has published new research on children’s residential care in Wales.  Title:

RESIDENTIAL CARE IN WALES: THE CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE PLACED IN RESIDENTIAL SETTINGS

Download the full report here.

Looking After No.1 – paperback version published!

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Photo courtesy of © 123rf/Ion Chiosea (adapted)

Lots of people have asked whether my latest eBook is available in paperback. Well it is now!

It’s available on Amazon here for the princely sum of £3.97

I hope you find it helpful.

(P.S. The audio version is on its way too!  :0)

Youth Justice Review – Interim Report published…

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Image courtesy of ©MoJ

The Ministry of Justice has published its interim report of the youth justice review.

Charlie Taylor’s full report is due in June.

Download the Interim Report – here

NEW CSE PRACTITIONER TOOLS…

The National Working Group on Child Sexual Exploitation have come up with the goods again!

This time, two tools to helps professionals…

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Image courtesy of ©NWG

There’s some excellent information here.

Those working at a strategic level will find a summary of recommendations to follow.

Practitioners can access an excellent and very easy to use tool that will help them explore the possible relationship between other issues and CSE.

NWG website here…

Youth Justice bulletin from the Standing Committee for Youth Justice…

SCYJHere’s the January 2016 bulletin from the SCYJ.

This month there’s stuff on:

  • Medway STC, G4S and the Panorama programme
  • Olivia Pinkney on police engagement with Children
  • Children joining gangs
  • Use of cells to keep children overnight, and
  • Nick Hardwick’s issues with the MoJ and inspections…

View the full bulletin – here.

Enjoy!  J.

The Government’s Vision for Children’s Social Care Reform

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Image courtesy of ©DofE

This month the government has published it’s vision for reforming children’s social care services.

The document sets out the goals for the rest of the parliament – what will be achieved by 2020.

My quick summary of the main points on first reading:

  • – attract quality people to the profession
  • – reform of qualification for Social Work & training
  • – reform Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards – “need to find a better way
  • – using data to drive innovation & accountability
  • – clear but arms length regulatory framework
  • – more collaboration across authority areas (e.g. use of “not for profits”)
  • – better support for Social Workers – “innovate as to how these people are supported

To read the full report (it’s only 9 pages) click here…

Enjoy!  :0)

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