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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