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#Chances4Children: Bespoke service supports care leavers

  • 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.

Digital Innovation in Social Care: Policy context

  • 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.

Contextual Safeguarding: Policy context

  • 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.

Residential care research evidence

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
After 48 years of involvement in residential child care, this year has seen me taking some time to reflect on where residential child care is now and where it might be going. One aspect of reflection has been regarding knowledge and knowledge production.

Inspections Clinic - Ofsted’s Covid-19 response

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Ofsted’s national director for social care Yvette Stanley answers 10 key questions about what steps the regulator is taking to keep children and staff safe during the Covid-19 outbreak. By Jo Stephenson

Technology in Children's Services: Policy context

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
At its best, technology speeds up laborious inputting of information, enabling children’s services practitioners to spend more time with their clients, helps commissioners to identify trends so they can prioritise resources, and enable leaders to make informed choices on how services are structured.

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