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#Chances4Children: Bespoke service supports care leavers

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  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Children’s rights charity NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service), has teamed up with Wirral Council to launch their SidebySide programme, which provides support and mentoring to young care leavers to bridge the gap between care and independence.

Influencing without authority

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  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Effecting change across multiple agencies demands you build a compelling and convincing vision that will inspire others, spread your message and bring together diverse professionals with a shared purpose.

Digital Innovation in Social Care: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
The use of digital technology in children’s social care services has been growing in recent years, both as a way to replace often cumbersome paper-based functions and to improve communication between professionals and with children and families.

Pastoral leadership

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  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Schools play a crucial role in shaping children’s lives beyond purely academic achievement, so the importance of pastoral care in the healthy development of young people cannot be underestimated.

Parenting Programmes: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021
The focus of parenting support has tended to be on interventions with pre-school age children, such as Coram Family and Childcare’s Parent Champions programme which is a peer support network (see expert view).

#Chances4Children: Young people reconnect with nature

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  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021
An inner-city council developed an outdoor schools programme to help disadvantaged children and young people spend time in nature and learn skills such as den building, orienteering and fire lighting following months of lockdown.

Contextual Safeguarding: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Contextual Safeguarding is an approach developed in 2011 as a result of work carried out by DrCarlene Firmin, principal research fellow at the University of Bedfordshire (see expert view, below). Her three-year review of responses to peer-on-peer abuse, found that 90 per cent of cases involved contextual factors which child protection systems and practices struggled to deal with.

Virtual commissioning

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  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Virtual commissioning is here to stay, and when done well there are benefits for commissioners and children, says Toni Badnall.

Youth Justice: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Since winning a sizeable majority at last December’s general election, the Conservative government has continued to build on reforms to the youth justice system set in train by the previous administration.

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