Connectedness, Belonging and Children’s Homes to 21

Forum Member, Jonathan Stanley, 16/04/2014 Research consistently shows that leaving care before a young person is ready for independence tends to lead to poor outcomes. “Readiness” is the ability of looked after young people and care leavers to care effectively for themselves, and it covers a range of important, developmental areas: secure, positive social &Continue reading “Connectedness, Belonging and Children’s Homes to 21”

Care homes urged to reduce choking deaths

Data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveals that in 2017, 60 residents died directly from choking-related incidents in care homes. In 2016, 60 residents also died from choking, while in 2015, the rate was 62 and in 2014, 53.     Over the last few years, care home residents have died after chokingContinue reading “Care homes urged to reduce choking deaths”

A National Care Home Service

Clive Bowman, December 2018 The green paper still deferred, advisors doubtless once more considering well-thumbed evidence supported by economic expertise in the attempt to find the elusive politically acceptable solution that is sustainable financially. These can be predicted to distill down to who pays for what rather than a broader view of what epidemiologically isContinue reading “A National Care Home Service”

‘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’”