The Woman Fighting for Care Leavers’ Right to Housing

by Emily Goddard, November 2021 If you’ve been raised in the care system, it can be almost impossible to find a guarantor for a rental property. Mary-anne Hodd is changing that. There is a solution to the problems care leavers face when trying to move into independent rented accommodation, Hodd says. The idea came toContinue reading “The Woman Fighting for Care Leavers’ Right to Housing”

Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 20 No2

The issue features six peer-reviewed articles, covering topics from life after residential care to applying implementation science to residential care, as well as nine shorter articles reporting on practice or contemporary issues, including the first ever Care Experienced History Month and the UN Day of General Discussion on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care. You canContinue reading “Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care Vol 20 No2”

from independence to interdependence

“The leaving care process is awkward to write about; it’s difficult to talk about a young person leaving care, when some young people reflect that we don’t leave care, care leaves us. It’s difficult to write about moving into independence as this insinuates a reliance on self-sufficiency, on facing and going at the world alone.Continue reading “from independence to interdependence”

Thinking out loud: three dilemmas

The continuum of help and protection Local, regional, national Freedom and responsibility The Review Chair says: There aren’t straightforward answers, but how the review works through these issues will shape the kind of recommendations we make to government next Spring. Read the thoughts in full at… The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care source: https://childrenssocialcare.independent-review.uk/thinking-out-loud-three-dilemmas/

RESIDENTIAL CARE LEADERSHIP

Niels P E T E R Rygaard This 2020 article describes the unique features of the Danish residency model, the challenges management and employees face in the increasing demands for continuing education and professionalization. As well as the Fairstart Foundation’s solutions, based on partnerships in many countries. Intro: Denmark has a long tradition of placesContinue reading “RESIDENTIAL CARE LEADERSHIP”

A guide to evaluating services for children and young people using quality indicators

The consultation paper A Common Approach to Inspecting Services for Children andYoung People, published in November 2005, set out proposals for developing andimplementing an outcome-focused, intelligence-led and proportionate approach to theinspection of services for children and young people. It included a development andimplementation timetable leading to the introduction of a coherent system of inspectionby theContinue reading “A guide to evaluating services for children and young people using quality indicators”

How the Power of Intergenerational Friendships Can Enhance the Lives of Those Residing in Care Homes

Neil Gandecha, Estate Manager at Foxholes Care Home (www.foxholescarehome.com) 31 August 2021 writes… It’s no secret that the health and social care sector has been disrupted immeasurably throughout an unprecedented 18 months. Such a testing and unparalleled period has certainly heightened our sense of grief and, at times, seen us lose touch with reality. FromContinue reading “How the Power of Intergenerational Friendships Can Enhance the Lives of Those Residing in Care Homes”

Secure units and young people: In search of home to call your own

Originally posted on Promoting Open Justice in the Court of Protection:
By Anna Rebowska, 2nd September 2021 An earlier blog post reports on a COP case in which a 17-year-old girl (anonymised as “N”) endured numerous placement breakdowns and found herself repeatedly detained in Emergency Department and in police stations for her own protection and…

Wings School Notts, Step Down Family Living Model

By SB on November 17, 2020 • ( 2 Comments ) This blog post was written by the Kedleston Group. More information about the Kedleston Group can be found in this article. It focuses on one of the schools in the Kedleston Group: Wings School in Nottinghamshire. The school is an independent therapeutic residential and day provider.Continue reading “Wings School Notts, Step Down Family Living Model”

The Supported Living Property Podcast

Lisa Brown discusses all things relating to Supported Living Property Investing. Visit website Available episodes: 3 days ago Chris Wild – The Care Review and property for young people In this episode Chris Wild talks about children’s care system and his concerns for the currently unregulated support provision for young people in care who areContinue reading “The Supported Living Property Podcast”

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?””

“Could an Increased Focus on Identity Development in the Provision of Children’s Services Help Shape Positive Outcomes for Care Leavers?”

A Literature Review: Child Care in Practice: Vol 24, No 1, Published online: 16 Aug 2016, Lara Ferguson “Children’s Services in this review is taken to mean all agencies involved in the provision of services to children and young people in and leaving care. Although outcomes for children in care have improved in recent years,Continue reading ““Could an Increased Focus on Identity Development in the Provision of Children’s Services Help Shape Positive Outcomes for Care Leavers?””

Our reflections on recruiting staff for our new children’s home – Lighthouse Children’s Homes

“Having recently finished our first full round of recruitment a few weeks ago, I have been reflecting on some of the key learnings from this experience” (Sinead Kirrane, Senior Development Manager). Recruiting a team The value of young people’s perspectives Working in a children’s home isn’t about sitting behind a desk all day, so whyContinue reading “Our reflections on recruiting staff for our new children’s home – Lighthouse Children’s Homes”

Younger generation’s perceptions of care homes

University of Oxford Student Consultancy, a programme for students run by the university to support local organisations, conducted research over an eight-week period which revealed that just one in six (15.7%) respondents have a positive perception of care homes. Read a summary of the research findings at…. Source Care Home Professional: https://www.carehomeprofessional.com/watch-younger-generations-perceptions-of-care-homes-must-change-research-finds/