When working together goes right

I get a bit tired of the term “child-centred practice.” Not because I disagree with the idea – but because I rarely see it in action! So how do we work together effectively?… We all believe in the principle of working together as different...

Youth Custody

The last two weeks have seen a couple of developments in the youth justice field. Both have suggested a change in the way we do custody for children. So, where next for youth custody?… The two developments I mentioned are the YJB stats report for December 2015...

For the love of statistics!

In my view, agency (& government) obsession with data-gathering has gone too far. The method is wrong, the emphasis is wrong, the outcomes are wrong. So what’s to be done? How numbers are replacing people… I’m a believer that stats can help....

How to promote good mental health…

Life can be tough. Particularly for kids in the care system. The very fact of being in care means life has already been very tough! Aside of meeting children’s physical needs for a place to live, there are the huge needs that spring from family separation and a...