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”

Criminalisation rate for children in residential care reduces

The Howard League is undertaking a programme of work to end the criminalisation of children living in residential care. The latest Department for Education data shows that the numbers of children looked after continuously for at least 12 months has increased from 4,050 in year ending 31 March 2015 to 5,210 in year ending 31Continue reading “Criminalisation rate for children in residential care reduces”

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?””

Children’s homes workforce literature review and call for evidence

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) recommended in its Interim Report (April 2018), that the Department for Education (DfE) introduces registration of staff working in care roles in children’s homes. They recommended an independent body be responsible for setting and maintaining standards of training, conduct and continuing professional development, with the power toContinue reading “Children’s homes workforce literature review and call for evidence”

Safer food, better business supplement for residential care homes

Food Standards Agency Safer food, better business supplement for residential care homes. This supplement is not intended for use in nursing homes. Nursing homes require other food safety procedures that are not covered by SFBB, for example a full infection control policy. Please remember that the care homes supplement should be used together with theContinue reading “Safer food, better business supplement for residential care homes”

Children, food and care

Iriss Insight 22, By Ruth Emond, Ian McIntosh, Samantha Punch and Claire Lightowler Published on 6 Nov 2013 13 min read (3458 words) This Iriss Insight reviews the evidence about how food practices affect children in different care settings, drawing heavily from the experience of children in foster and residential care. However, many of theContinue reading “Children, food and care”

Children in Care – Larry

Originally posted on Renegades Escapades:
(Larry’s name has been changed.) £1,200,000 ($1,630,000) is a lot of money. It’s the cost of four average homes in the U.K. or four years at University for thirty three students or the amount needed to support a family of four for 26 years. It’s also how much one Local…

Colonial Schools maybe, colonial monuments no

Some of Canada’s Indigenous people have decided to keep their Residential Schools despite the fact that they hold so many painful memories. One of those is the largest Residential School in Canada on the Kamloops Indian Reserve. Former Kamloops chief Manny Jules said there have been many debates over the years about the future ofContinue reading “Colonial Schools maybe, colonial monuments no”

Reimagining residential children’s homes

Published: 23/06/2020, Author: Tucker M This think piece explores decisions, processes and key challenges for those involved in decision-making for children either living in residential care, or for whom residential care is being considered. It is one of three available from Research in Practice as a digital download…It is a Premium Resource – that isContinue reading “Reimagining residential children’s homes”