Five tasks for the incoming children’s commissioner

https://www.cypnow.co.uk/Blogs/article/five-tasks-for-the-incoming-children-s-commissioner#disqus_thread Jonathan StanleyMonday, August 10, 2020 Each regeneration of Doctor Who brings strong visions of the person and role that are shared publicly – that’s the sort of energy we need now that the job of the children’s commissioner for England has been advertised The children’s commissioner needs to be able to champion positive parenting.Continue reading “Five tasks for the incoming children’s commissioner”

Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

residentialforum: How do I keep my young people and workforce in residential care settings safe from coronavirus (COVID-19) and how do I mitigate the risk of it spreading? Local authorities and providers can refer to: safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)   isolationContinue reading “Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)”

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children’s social care services

The independent visitor has an important safeguarding role for children, when their access to other independent people may be limited. Independent visitors can still carry out their visits on site, if they are able to, and can safely practice social distancing. The change to regulation 44 of the Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015 provides greaterContinue reading “Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for children’s social care services”

The Howard League | Programme to end the criminalisation of children in residential care

News releases More focus needed to protect children in residential care from ‘county lines’ criminal exploitation Guide to help lawyers advocate for looked-after children at the police station Howard League research finds children’s homes calling the police 200 times a year ‘This is our story’: Children and young people describe how they were criminalised whileContinue reading “The Howard League | Programme to end the criminalisation of children in residential care”

Department for Education, Training and developing staff in children’s homes

Messages This research has demonstrated that in a reasonably good cross section of 20 children’s homes with a good or outstanding Ofsted rating, there was a wide array of training and development being undertaken. To a large degree this appeared to be meeting the basic needs of staff working in these homes, even though thereContinue reading “Department for Education, Training and developing staff in children’s homes”

Coronavirus (COVID-19): residential childcare

This guidance is for organisations and their staff working in residential children’s houses, residential schools and secure care facilities. It supports the management of these services, taking account of local guidance and the public health guidance. Coronavirus (COVID-19): residential childcare guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): residential childcare