COVID-19 Guidance from WillisPalmer

Whilst the outbreak of Covid-19 is likely to cause some disruption to WillisPalmer services in the short-term, we are issuing guidance outlining our plans to minimise the impact of the virus.

Read more
Make an Enquiry

Expert's Corner

Keep up to date with what's happening in the sector
Expert's Corner - Interview with Angela Frazer-Wicks

Clare Jerrom talks to Angela Frazer-Wicks about her experiences of the care system after her children were placed for adoption in 2004.

"Mummy," my five year old son said, "You'd better sit down."
He placed his tiny hands in mine and his big eyes looked up at my face. "After the visit next [...]

Read More
Expert's Corner - Interview with Angela Frazer-Wicks

Clare Jerrom talks to Angela Frazer-Wicks about her experiences of the care system after her children were placed for adoption in 2004.

"Mummy," my five year old son said, "You'd better sit down."

He placed his tiny hands in mine and his big eyes looked up at my face. "After the visit next week, we won't [...]

Read More
Interview with Cathy Ashley, chief executive of Family Rights Group

With the 30th anniversary of The Children Act 1989 looming, Cathy Ashley discusses Family Rights Group (FRG); set to mark the occasion with a summer event to commemorate the principles and values behind the momentous legislation.

With the 30th anniversary of The Children Act 1989 looming, Family Rights Group (FRG) is set to mark the [...]

Read More
Thirty Years of the Children Act – Some Thoughts

Thirty Years of the Children Act – Some Thoughts:

A qualified social worker for 38yrs and a senior manager for the last 20. Over the last 10 years, I have worked mostly in authorities in intervention. I have chaired Improvement Boards and LSCBs and currently chairing the new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements in Wiltshire. I am a [...]

Read More
The efficacy of settlement conferences

Ann Chavasse, senior family law specialist with considerable High Court and Court of Appeal experience, on the fairness of settlement conferences.

The ALC commissioned research into the fairness and efficacy of settlement conferences (SCs) in public law cases.

This was a limited study involving interviews with 19 advocates involved in 61 settlement conferences in the initial five [...]

Read More
Expert's Corner: Dr Anna Preston

Clinical psychologist Dr Anna Preston talks to Clare Jerrom about carrying out parenting assessments in an ethical, timely and multi-disciplinary way.
The benefit of having multi-agency meetings at the beginning of an assessment means families are not subjected to numerous assessments with multiple professionals over a lengthy time period while parenting abilities are established, which [...]

Read More
1 2 3 9

Make an ENquiry

A multi-disciplinary organisation providing independent, high quality social work and psychological services. Contact us with your requirements and speak to a member of our team who will help you today.
Make an Enquiry

Knowledge & Resources

Keep abreast of the latest news in the children's services sector.

Ofsted will prioritise inadequate authorities when inspection re-starts

09/07/2020

Local authority children’s services rated inadequate at their last inspection will be prioritised when Ofsted re-starts its inspection process and begins focused visits again after it was temporarily halted during lockdown.

When Ofsted begins prioritising local authorities for focused visits from late September to early October, it will take into account those judged inadequate at their [...]

Read Full Story

Children in secure training centres to be locked in cells for 22.5 hours a day

08/07/2020

The Ministry of Justice has amended statutory rules for secure training centres which would see children as young as 12 locked up for 22.5 hours per day.

An accompanying memorandum to the statutory rules states that children will have at least 1.5 hours out of their cells in each 24-hour period, instead of the usual 14 [...]

Read Full Story

Children’s commissioner: Thousands of young people falling through gaps in education and care

08/07/2020

Thousands of young people in England are falling through the gaps in the school and social care system amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, the children’s commissioner for England has warned.

Anne Longfield has warned that one in 25 teenagers were already slipping out of sight prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. A report sets out the risks affecting [...]

Read Full Story
Children First is an online resource for professionals working with children presented by WillisPalmer, providing you with the latest news, features and interviews.
Subscribe Today
Delivering a diverse, reliable range of services to children and their families across the UK
D1, Parkside, Knowledge Gateway, Nesfield Road, Colchester, Essex CO4 3ZL
CONTACT US
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram