A wish list from foster care

A wish list from foster care

What do foster carers want? After responding in-depth to a previous post, I asked Melody Barrow to write her wish list – the things that she and her fellow foster carers want to say to other professionals, particularly to social workers. Get the audio versions...
In care & in trouble

In care & in trouble

Children in residential care are 15 times more likely to be criminalised than other kids the same age. That can’t be right… Recently, the Howard League for Penal Reform has issued its first briefing on ending the criminalisation of children in residential...
Hidden Ambitions

Hidden Ambitions

We all have ambitions, dreams and goals for the future. Young care leavers are no exception! FIND OUT MORE https://www.childcomwales.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Hidden-Ambitions.pdf What needs to happen… They may aspire to become a doctor, teacher, lawyer...

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!…

Wow, it’s been another full-on year! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a breather. But before that, get a load of this… The “other” perspective… It’s at times like this-imminent holidays-when I can’t help...
Residential child care…

Residential child care…

After fostering, residential care is perhaps the most committed and focussed form of working with troubled kids. It’s hard graft and requires exquisite skill to do it well Here are a few tips to help & encourage… I worked in residential childcare for...