A Forgotten Crisis: Adults who have been in Care Struggling with Poor Health and High Mortality

Sophia Alexandra Hall, 18 November 2021 “People who spent their childhoods in the UK’s care system are twice as likely to die prematurely, according to a report. Care leavers can often experience discrimination from both the state and from other people. They may face stigma or structural barriers that can have a long-term impact onContinue reading “A Forgotten Crisis: Adults who have been in Care Struggling with Poor Health and High Mortality”

The Promise Scotland’s Response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) Interim Report on the Children’s Social Care Market

Published on 22nd October 2021 In February 2020, Scotland accepted the conclusions of the Care Review  in full and made the promise that its most vulnerable children would no longer be profited from: Throughout the preceding 3 years, the work undertaken by the Care Review to ‘Follow the Money’ showed that there are significant amountsContinue reading “The Promise Scotland’s Response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) Interim Report on the Children’s Social Care Market”

Reflections on the Care Review Debate

Dez Holmes blogs: I am pleased that the Chair of the Review recently published a blog  sharing ‘three dilemmas’ that he feels are emerging, and I will continue to encourage more public sharing of this kind… I think most of us would agree that change is needed, but we need to explain why things needContinue reading “Reflections on the Care Review Debate”

Thinking out loud: three dilemmas

The continuum of help and protection Local, regional, national Freedom and responsibility The Review Chair says: There aren’t straightforward answers, but how the review works through these issues will shape the kind of recommendations we make to government next Spring. Read the thoughts in full at… The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care source: https://childrenssocialcare.independent-review.uk/thinking-out-loud-three-dilemmas/

Opportunity led working in residential child care

Jonathan Stanley of NCERCC introduces the first of a 3-part series addressing important practice matters that otherwise might be forgotten, or overlooked, or more worrying today, re-defined. Opportunity led working Matching as mirroring Gratitude Why this? Why now? The Care Review has asked for views about the role and task of Residential Child Care. IfContinue reading “Opportunity led working in residential child care”

Ofsted data on childrens homes…

Kevin Gallagher • 1st MD: Amberleigh Care Ltd, Director: The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities, Organisational Consultant, PhD researcher Just reviewing some of the recent Ofsted data on childrens homes by sector (private, state and 3rd) looking at both the % proportion of homes, but also the % proportion of beds. I’m very engaged in thisContinue reading “Ofsted data on childrens homes…”

The Supported Living Property Podcast

Lisa Brown discusses all things relating to Supported Living Property Investing. Visit website Available episodes: 3 days ago Chris Wild – The Care Review and property for young people In this episode Chris Wild talks about children’s care system and his concerns for the currently unregulated support provision for young people in care who areContinue reading “The Supported Living Property Podcast”

The Care Experienced ‘diaspora’

Jul 27, 2021 | Sean #CEP “A diaspora is a scattered population whose origin lies in a separate geographic locale. Typically characterised by the Jewish experience or those of Scots/Irish, African or Romany heritage. That is, large scale populations that have emigrated or dispersed and have most often become forever separated from their roots. IContinue reading “The Care Experienced ‘diaspora’”

The role and task of Residential Child Care – there is no such thing as a ‘children’s home’ only children’s homes

21st July 2021, Jonathan Stanley, Residential Forum member, Blog for NCERCC This is raised as an area for focus in the Case for Change. What is immediately apparent is that there is a diversity of needs, and so a diversity of response. There is no such thing as a children’s home, as a singular typology,Continue reading “The role and task of Residential Child Care – there is no such thing as a ‘children’s home’ only children’s homes”

Our Care Our Say: “Is this the time people are going to listen?”

The ‘Our Care, Our Say’ report sets out what care experienced people think should be done. This report ensures that the advice from care experienced people is spelled-out loud and clear.  It is hoped by all those who contributed to the survey and event that the views set out in this report will inform theContinue reading “Our Care Our Say: “Is this the time people are going to listen?””

The Case for Change – The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care

The Case for Change is the Review’s early thinking about what needs to change in the children’s social care system. There is a lot in this for Residential Forum (England) members to consider some of the headlines on a first scan are: There are not enough homes in the right places with the right supportContinue reading “The Case for Change – The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care”

A residential child care worker’s Queen’s Speech

My lords and members of the House of Commons. My Government’s priority is to deliver a national recovery from the pandemic that makes the United Kingdom stronger, healthier and more prosperous than before. To achieve this, my Government will……….according to Jonathan Stanley and Ed Nixon,Friday, May 14, 2021 Read in full at CYP Now SourceContinue reading “A residential child care worker’s Queen’s Speech”

Responses to the Competitions and Market Authority Study on Childrens Social Care Provision

The CMA’s study was launched in March after concerns were raised by social work and social care leaders, including Chair of the Care Review Josh MacAlister, around the high profit margins of the private children’s home market. The watchdog invited from interested parties such as care and accommodation suppliers, local authorities, and looked-after and care-experiencedContinue reading “Responses to the Competitions and Market Authority Study on Childrens Social Care Provision”