In this blog Richard Devine gives a summary of an article by Juan Usubillaga, Clive Diaz & Donald Forrester. How are policies implemented in children’s services? Developing an initial programme theory to evaluate the implementation of the new Child Sexual Exploitation guidance in Wales A wealth of policy, guidance and law in social work guides… Read More
The Coronavirus Pandemic: Care leavers and practitioners sharing experiences and lessons
The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown has had a major impact across the world, with a disproportional impact on the poorest and most vulnerable people in society… Read More
Consequence of austerity for the care system: Views from senior managers
Life chances for children in care in England and Wales are poor in comparison to their peers. However, if professionals enable children and young people to effectively participate… Read More
My opinion did not matter: Views of parents and young people on child protection conferences
Children are made subject to a Child Protection Plan when they are deemed to be at risk of significant harm. Central to the implementation of a Child Protection Plan… Read More
A study into children and young people’s participation in their Child in Care Reviews.
The concept of service user participation in the delivery of services that affect them has gained momentum over the last thirty years. Read More
A Study on Senior Managers’ Views of Participation in One Local Authority… a Case of Wilful Blindness?
Children in care are one of the most vulnerable groups in our society and senior managers should be committed towards improving their well-being. Read More
‘Just another person in the room’: young people’s views on their participation in Child in Care Reviews
This article discusses a key meeting for children in care – the Child in Care Review – and examines the extent to which children and young people are able to participate and exert a level of control over their lives. Read More
Meaningful participation of children and young people in decisions about their care
This training webinar explores children’s participation, particularly in relation to children in care reviews and child protection conferences. Read More