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What Families Need To Know About TikTok

TikTok is a free social media app designed for creating and sharing short music videos. It replaces the Musical.ly app that shut down in August 2018 having all of its 100 million users transferred to TikTok.  What is TikTok? Developed in China, TikTok is used for creating, sharing and discovering music videos. It is like [...]

By | May 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Foster Care Fortnight 2020

The annual celebration of foster care is 11 to 24 May 2020. Every day 55,000 foster families across the UK are offering 65,000 fostered children and young people a loving, secure and stable home, and this commitment from foster families is ongoing during the coronavirus outbreak. Freedom Fostering is using this opportunity to raise awareness [...]

By | May 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fostering Excellence Awards

The Fostering Excellence Awards are the UK’s most prestigious foster care awards. They celebrate outstanding achievement in fostering and recognise those who make exceptional contributions to foster care every day. We are aware that due to the changing situation surrounding covid-19 there is some uncertainty surrounding future events, however we are hopeful that the Fostering [...]

By | May 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thank you social workers: why we’re clapping for you

Community Care asked you to tell them about the social workers you want to thank during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's what you said: We know social workers are working tirelessly to provide vital support for children, families and adults at this very difficult time. Thank you for everything you’re doing - tonight we’ll be clapping [...]

By | May 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘We’ve never had to do anything like this’: new ADCS head praises social workers’ adaptation to coronavirus

Tough times lie ahead, but the sector can carry forward lessons learned from working under pandemic conditions, says Jenny Coles, the incoming president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services “I’m used to working in smart ways, but this has been challenging,” admits Jenny Coles, the new president of the Association of Directors of [...]

By | May 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

After the applause, will you still remember us?

Recently, one of our Social Workers Jade had an article published on BASW which calls on the public not to forget the 'shadow workers' when the crisis ends… We are people on the front line sacrificing our own health and wellbeing in an attempt to continue to protect and safeguard those who are vulnerable within [...]

By | April 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Council leaders call for funding for free school meals over Easter

Councils in England have been told they will have to find the money for meals themselves City leaders have said some of England’s most vulnerable children could go hungry over the Easter holidays because the UK government is refusing to fund free meals. Councils have been told they can continue to provide free school meals [...]

By | April 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stay in your cave: the Gruffalo lends a claw to the coronavirus effort

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s characters step up to help children through crisis Who has terrible tusks and terrible claws, purple prickles all over his back – and always maintains a strict two-metre distance from others when outside his cave? The answer, as any young child knows, is the Gruffalo, but not as you have ever [...]

By | April 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Wash your hands’: Australian comedians create coronavirus music video for children

‘We figured what the world REALLY needs right now is another video of celebrities singing to their phones,’ says Zoë Coombs Marr  ‘Over a couple of Zooms, it got kind of Live Aid-epic.’ A screengrab from Wash Your Hands, a coronavirus-inspired song for children by Australian comedian Zoe Coombs Marr, The Listies (Richard Higgins and [...]

By | April 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘He finds it hard to calm down’: one parent’s fight to get her child to sleep

Despite restricting tablet and phone use, Clair Lyons’ son has long had trouble getting to sleep  Lyons puts the rise in sleep problems among the young down to use of technology at bedtime. Pictured posed by model. Photograph: Phanie/Alamy For Clair Lyons, getting her son to sleep – and stopping him from waking up at [...]

By | March 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments