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Important ICHA Press Release in response to Children’s Commissioner reports re residential child care

ICHA Media release Response to the 3 Children’s Commissioner reports “The Children Who No-One Knows What to Do With”, “The 2020 Stability Index” and “Private provision in children’s social care” published 11th November 2020 https://www.icha.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Response-to-the-3-Childrens-Commissioner-reports-11.11.20.pdf The ICHA would like to make it clear that whilst we were invited to discuss the contents of “Private provision [...]

By |2020-11-17T11:06:54+00:00November 11th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Important ICHA Press Release in response to Children’s Commissioner reports re residential child care

The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities – Free online Conference 9-11 November 2020

Dear Colleagues We are delighted to confirm that the detailed programme for the TCTC International Conference 9-11 November is now available online. It’s a free event (although as a small charity we really welcome and encourage donations) and whilst the full programme is spread across 3 days, the advantage of an online event is that [...]

By |2020-10-06T18:34:59+01:00October 6th, 2020|News|Comments Off on The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities – Free online Conference 9-11 November 2020

Live presentation – Procurement within children’s services – 2 September 1pm

ICHA’s CEO Peter Sandiford, has no hesitation in recommending to providers and colleagues in local authority commissioning Léonie Cowen’s presentation: Procurement Within Children’s Services - Live At Your Desk - Learn Live for MBL.  This will be held on 2nd September at 1.00-2.00pm.  He believes this is particularly timely, as local authorities and providers explore [...]

By |2020-07-16T15:01:40+01:00July 16th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Live presentation – Procurement within children’s services – 2 September 1pm

EMBARGOED 00.01 Tuesday, 30 June – Children at the heart of recovery – Social Media Pack

We have therefore decided to bring forward the launch of our joint statement and social media action to tomorrow 00.01 (Tuesday 30 June) in order to coincide with this speech. We have not taken this decision lightly but we believe that aligning with the news agenda is of paramount importance. The statement and accompanying press release [...]

By |2020-06-30T00:47:51+01:00June 29th, 2020|News|Comments Off on EMBARGOED 00.01 Tuesday, 30 June – Children at the heart of recovery – Social Media Pack

Endorsements of ICHA

“We joined ICHA about 15 years ago, branching out from the rather closed world of therapeutic communities, in order to be better informed about what our competitors, especially in the private sector, were thinking and doing.  We have never regretted it, have always found ICHA a rich source of information and mutual support. We have [...]

By |2020-06-24T16:11:48+01:00June 24th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Endorsements of ICHA

ICHA Press Release in response to LGA Profit paper (27.2.20)

PRESS RELEASE Profit making and Risk in Independent Children’s Social Care Placement Providers Andrew Rome: Revolution Consulting January 2020 EMBARGOED TILL 00:01 ON THURSDAY 27TH FEBRUARY Profit at the expense of children … or… The cost of caring for children with the greatest needs? The Independent Children’s Homes Association welcomes the insight this publication gives [...]

By |2020-02-27T17:22:02+00:00February 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on ICHA Press Release in response to LGA Profit paper (27.2.20)

Decisive leadership is essential!

  The new Children’s Minister, Kemi Badenoch, has entered the children’s social care sector at a time when decisive leadership is essential.  A start has been made by the creation of the National Stability Forum but with a change of minister, we do need assurances that the work will continue. Following the, very largely positive [...]

By |2020-02-27T14:33:50+00:00July 30th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Decisive leadership is essential!

Regulated (Registered) and Unregulated provision (blog)

The issue of regulated and unregulated provision for children and young adults has featured widely in the news. Nadhim Zahawi has stated an intention to eliminate a "rogue element". Unregulated homes are not children’s homes but are often described and perceived as such. For example, many police constabularies report data on children missing from unregulated [...]

By |2020-02-27T14:33:57+00:00July 24th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Regulated (Registered) and Unregulated provision (blog)

Positive News Story No. 2

A Life in Care Hi my name’s                    and I am a young person in care and I have been with social services since I as 4 years of age.  Just few days ago I was given a letter in the post telling me that I should enter a writing competition to try to win a [...]

By |2020-02-27T14:34:03+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Positive News Story No. 2

Positive News Story No. 1

A positive outcome for a young person facing a local authority ending a  placement early This is a story of the success of committed child-centred advocacy delivered by a children’s home for the best interests of the young person. Recently ICHA have been reading more about ways local authorities redefine ‘best interests’ using the many [...]

By |2020-02-27T14:34:12+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Positive News Story No. 1
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