1503, 2019

Response to Ofsted’s fostering statistics for England

By | March 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Responding to the release of the national statistics for fostering in England from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, chief executive of The Fostering Network, Kevin Williams, said: ‘The figures make informative reading and [...]

803, 2019

What TV shows like ‘Butterfly’ can teach us about social work with trans children

By | March 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Good practice is based on listening to the child's needs and enabling them to express their wishes The recent TV mini-series, Butterfly, presents an engaging portrayal of the issues facing a trans child who is in the [...]

103, 2019

Foster carers must be at the heart of children’s social care, leading charity warns

By | March 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A lack of support for foster carers, along with a failure to recognise the vital role they play at the heart of children’s social care, risks undermining their ability to meet the needs of fostered [...]

103, 2019

‘We weren’t set up to deal with this’: how councils have responded to county lines

By | March 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Drug dealing networks' exploitation of young people has exploded into public consciousness – but what are local authorities doing about it, and where do social workers fit in? It was spring 2015, recalls Trish Leivesley, now [...]

802, 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Will Gardner: Will Gardner is a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre and CEO of Childnet, one of the three charity partners in the centre. He sits on the Executive Board of the UK [...]

102, 2019

Child sexual abuse: key advice for social workers working in this area

By | February 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Working with cases of CSA can be challenging for social workers, particularly when abuse is suspected but not ‘proven’ Recognise the value of your role: No matter what role you currently hold as a social worker [...]