Multi-building children’s homes: creating more capacity in the system

Posted by: Yvette Stanley, Posted on: 1 October 2021 – Categories: children’s homes Yvette Stanley, Ofsted’s National Director for Regulation and Social Care, explains plans for multi-building registrations of children’s homes. The care system is under pressure. Places to live for children with the most complex needs are scarce, and often not where they areContinue reading “Multi-building children’s homes: creating more capacity in the system”

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 20 No2

The issue features six peer-reviewed articles, covering topics from life after residential care to applying implementation science to residential care, as well as nine shorter articles reporting on practice or contemporary issues, including the first ever Care Experienced History Month and the UN Day of General Discussion on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care. You canContinue reading “Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 20 No2”

RESIDENTIAL CARE LEADERSHIP

Niels P E T E R Rygaard This 2020 article describes the unique features of the Danish residency model, the challenges management and employees face in the increasing demands for continuing education and professionalization. As well as the Fairstart Foundation’s solutions, based on partnerships in many countries. Intro: Denmark has a long tradition of placesContinue reading “RESIDENTIAL CARE LEADERSHIP”

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 sufficiency enigma

This short paper written by Independent Children’s Home Association’s deputy CEO, Elizabeth Cooper, is being shared in the hope of it stimulating further discussion between all parties looking to improve the sufficiency of care placements for children. The residential childcare sector is known to have insufficient capacity to meet the needs of the children comingContinue reading “The sufficiency enigma”

Review of Nobody’s Child: Growing up in a Yorkshire Children’s Home, by G. J. Urquhart

1st August 2021 Review of Nobody’s Child: The True Story of Growing up in a Yorkshire Children’s Home, by G. J. Urquhart (Cheltenham: The History Press, 2020) Gloria Urquhart was born in 1946 and her story of life in a Yorkshire children’s home is set mostly in the period of the Children’s Departments in EnglandContinue reading “Review of Nobody’s Child: Growing up in a Yorkshire Children’s Home, by G. J. Urquhart”

The environments of residential living for children and young people under the age of 18.

1st August 2021 By Ewan Anderson and Norman Cooke. The core and focus of any setting is the human environment in which children and staff interact. Within this can be distinguished the personal space of children and staff, communal space and service space. The human environment is enclosed within the physical environment which may compriseContinue reading “The environments of residential living for children and young people under the age of 18.”

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”