1411, 2018

Quick Guide to Child Development from Birth to Two Years

By | November 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Social workers involved with families need to be aware of children's typical developmental stages and processes. Communication and interaction From early on, babies produce responses – such as cooing, smiling and crying. Newborns can smile [...]

711, 2018

Building a Direct Work Toolkit

By | November 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Four practitioners share practical ideas and why direct work shouldn't just be for 'special occasions'. By Chantal Treanor, Lauren Thompson, Miriam Williams and Sarah Hatton, family support and protection, children and families services, West Sussex It’s probably [...]

111, 2018

Announcement of 15 extra hours of free childcare for fostered children in England

By | November 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Wednesday 20 June 2018, the Westminster Government formally announced how it will introduce the 15 extra hours of free childcare for fostered children in England from September. Responding to the announcement, Kevin Williams, chief executive of The [...]

1010, 2018

The UK project giving refugees another chance at childhood

By | October 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Young refugees face unspeakable trauma to get here. But a cross-charity initiative is helping them to rebuild their lives It is hard to be an adult when you feel like you haven’t had the chance [...]

1010, 2018

Freedom Fostering Update October 2018

By | October 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A lot of work goes on behind the scenes here at Freedom Fostering, and over the summer has been no exception! Here's our Freedom Fostering update: Thursday 16th August 2018 We held a Madhatters tea [...]

310, 2018

Child protection costs ‘threaten local councils’ financial stability’

By | October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nigel Richardson, chair of a care crisis review group, says there is a surge in children being taken into care. Failure to support families at risk and reduce pressure on the care system will lead [...]