Out-of-home care experienced children’s educational careers – What can be learnt from studies of their educational pathways?

It is well known that children with out-of-home care (OHC) experience perform poorly within school and in the educational system. However, we know less about their educational careers over time, and how their educational pathways compare to their same-aged peers.

Based on a 50-year follow up of around 12 000 children born in Stockholm, out of which nearly 8% had been placed in OHC care at some point before their 13th birthday, this presentation describes a series of studies of OHC experienced children’s educational careers over the life course.

In particular, it focuses on what implications the results from these studies may have for the educational and child welfare system responsible for the educational needs of OHC children of today.

Date: 24th February

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Presented by

Dr Hilma Forsman, Department of Social Work, Stockholm University

Policy and Public Affairs Assistant

This post was originally posted at NSPCC.org.uk

The NSPCC exists to prevent cruelty to children. We are seeking to recruit an exceptional Policy and Public Affairs Assistant (Northern Ireland and Wales) to support the work of the Policy and Public Affairs team in delivering real change and reform in the best interests of children to ensure children in the UK can grow up free from abuse.

At a crucial time for children, the successful candidate will work across the Policy and Public Affairs teams in Wales and Northern Ireland and be responsible for undertaking policy work to achieve the NSPCC’s strategic goals and make a significant contribution to keeping children safe.

You’ll be a strong supporter of the NSPCC’s mission and values and be passionate about preventing abuse. You will have strong organisational, IT and administrative skills and an interest in the policy and political environments of the Welsh Senedd and/or NI Assembly. You will have experience in collecting, analysing and presenting data and findings clearly together with strong written skills with experience in making persuasive, credible arguments.

Join us and you’ll become part of a team that cares about the work they do and the people they work with. You’ll discover opportunities to grow, along with challenges and a shared purpose that’ll bring the best out in you. And you’ll get to find your own way to make a difference that means more, and that impacts millions of young lives.

The role is likely to be initially home based due to COVID but it will be based in either the Cardiff or Belfast office.

For more information about the role please contact Natalie.Whelehan@nspcc.org.uk or Cecile.Gwilym@NSPCC.org.uk

Internet use and the impact on children’s rights

This event is hosted by Children in Wales.

Children in Wales Networking event

Thursday, 4 February 2021
10:00am – 11:30am

Virtual, via Zoom
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In the lead up to Safer Internet Day on the 9th February 2021, Children in Wales will be hosting it’s second FREE networking event.

Mike Mainwaring, one of our highly experienced trainers with extensive experience in children’s rights and participation, will be delivering a presentation focusing on how children and young people’s internet use may impact upon children’s rights. Mike will speak in detail about a handful of key articles from the UNCRC discussing, from a children’s rights perspective, the opportunities and threats the internet poses to children and young people.

Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for discussion and networking in smaller groups

The event is FREE and spaces will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Part of the event will be recorded so if you cannot attend, or are not successful in reserving a place, we will upload the presentation onto our website after the event.

Please note that by signing up for this event you agree for your name, organisation and email address to be shared with other delegates after the event.

Social Workers in Hospitals, 10th February

Local authorities in Wales often locate teams of social workers in hospitals to carry out discharge planning for older people who will require ongoing care and support in order to leave hospital. This webinar on 10th February, 11am, presents findings from research on one such team, including the challenges of social work practice in this uniquely testing environment, core values, and the wider potential for the role in health protection and preventing re-admission. Register now.

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Getting Our Voices Heard, 20th January

Getting our Voices Heard is the the fifth and final webinar in our Disability Research on Independent Living & Learning (DRILL) series, taking place on 20th January at 11am. Led by Queen’s University Belfast, this research project looked at how people with learning disabilities, and their organisations, influence the specific policy and procedural area of adult safeguarding.

Register now.

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How to involve young people and children in the design and conduct of research

This event is being hosted by DECIPHer.

Date: 28 January 2021
Time: 10:00 – 12:30

This interactive online training session, run in partnership with DECIPher and ALPHA (DECIPher’s research advisory group of young people) is for researchers who wish to involve children and young people in the design and conduct of their research.

LeadHerShip with Le-Chun Lindsay

Le-Chun Lindsay, the first woman to be Managing Director of GE Aviation Wales, joins us for our first #LeadHerShip event of 2021. Register now to hear about her impressive career in leading roles across the globe, from working with the US Government to running Wales’ largest industrial company, and her advocacy for diversity and equality.

Date: Monday 10th February
Time: 5pm – 6pm

Despite progress, women continue to be under-represented in positions of power and leadership in Government, Business and public life. #LeadHerShip aims to ensure that women become better represented in such decision-making roles and provide women with a platform so that their voices are heard, and they are inspired to see themselves as future leaders.Register now to be inspired by, and have an opportunity to ask about, Le-Chun’s incredible career journey as a woman in leadership.

Join us for our first online LeadHerShip event of 2021 with La-Chun Lindsay and hear all about her impressive career in leading roles across the globe from US Government to running Wales’ largest industrial company, GE Aviation Wales.