The education of children living in children’s homes

Background This study covers: the full range of school-aged children living in children’s homes, including those attending primary schools, secondary schools and further education and skills (FES) providers a wide range of educational provision types, including state-funded, independent, mainstream and special education provisions the period between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 Main findingsContinue reading “The education of children living in children’s homes”

Secure children’s home scheme aims to help young people ‘transition’ back into the community

An innovative new scheme could be launched at a secure children’s home to help young people transition back into their communities. Aycliffe Secure Centre, which is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, provides a secure and caring home for young people between the ages of 10 and 18 with a range of complex problems and vulnerabilities. ThisContinue reading “Secure children’s home scheme aims to help young people ‘transition’ back into the community”

Charity Inquiry: The Royal National Institute of Blind People (226227) and RNIB Charity (1156629) – GOV.UK

This statutory inquiry report from the Charity Commission from June 2020 is worth a read. If you are a Trustee of a charity providing care home or children’s homes it is a tour de force of the must do aspects of governance. Conclusions The opening of the Commission’s inquiry into RNIB and RNIB Charity, andContinue reading “Charity Inquiry: The Royal National Institute of Blind People (226227) and RNIB Charity (1156629) – GOV.UK”

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”

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”