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Monthly Archives: December 2019

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Fostering film Truth Be Hold up for honour at Royal Television Awards

A film which highlights the work of foster carers across the West Midlands has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Truth Be Told: A Film about Fostering, produced by Spark Media, has been recognised in the Promotional Content category of the West Midlands Region Royal Television Awards. The film launched in March 2019 and is [...]

By | December 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Where are the Black girls in our CSA services, studies and statistics?’

A researcher explores why Black girls and women's experience of child sexual abuse is often missed, and provides suggestions for social workers and leaders to improve practice By Jahnine Davis, consultant and PhD researcher When you try to speak out, you’re seen as aggressive or you don’t want to engage. No! It’s because I was [...]

By | December 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What can we learn from young people’s views on online sexual harm?

Peter Buzzi identifies key messages for safeguarding practice from recent research by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Photo: Shintartanya/Adobestock By Dr Peter Buzzi, director of Research and Management Consultancy Centre and national research lead for the Principal Children and Families Social Worker (PCFSW) network’s online safeguarding research and practice development project The Independent Inquiry [...]

By | December 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Report focusing on improving experiences of Muslim foster carers and fostered children launched

The experiences of Muslim foster carers and prospective foster carers are explored in a report launched on 25 November by leading fostering charity The Fostering Network.  The Muslim Fostering Project report summarises the findings of a national programme which was led by The Fostering Network in partnership with Mercy Mission UK and funded by the [...]

By | December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘I get so much back from the children I care for’: Belfast foster carer receives Outstanding Contribution to Foster Care Award

On Saturday, Yvonne Worsell, a foster carer with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, was presented with The Fostering Network’s Outstanding Contribution to Foster Care Award at the annual Northern Ireland Foster Care Awards. The awards are hosted by The Fostering Network in partnership with the Regional Adoption and Fostering Service. Yvonne has been [...]

By | December 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments