‘My boyfriend was killed in the care system’

‘My boyfriend was killed in the care system’             The Children’s Commissioner for England is calling for regulation of supported and semi-supported accommodation for children aged 16 and above. About 5,000 looked-after children in England are in this kind of accommodation – a 70% rise in a decade. Currently, theseContinue reading “‘My boyfriend was killed in the care system’”

Staffing Schedules – change to practice

Published: 31 August 2018 The Care Inspectorate has traditionally issued a staffing schedule to care homes at the point of registration. This is a historical practice that has continued from previous regulatory bodies. The issuing of staffing schedules has been reviewed over the years, but the practice of every care home having a staffing scheduleContinue reading “Staffing Schedules – change to practice”

‘Residential children’s home workers are not professionals by any reasonable meaning of that word’

A residential children’s home worker who grew up in care talks about how regulation for children’s home workers can’t come without better training by Jack Brookes  writing in Community Care, June 7th 2018 The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has recommended children’s home staff should have professional registration. This is almost certainly a goodContinue reading “‘Residential children’s home workers are not professionals by any reasonable meaning of that word’”