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Research launched into experiences of kinship carers from ethnic minorities

The charity Kinship is to lead major new research on the experiences of kinship families from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, it has been announced during Kinship Care Week.

During the week Monday 3rd to Friday 7th October there has been celebration for the amazing role that kinship carers across England and Wales play [...]

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“Not enough being done” to ensure children are safe online

The children’s commissioner for England has said that she is “simply not satisfied” that enough is being done to keep children safe online.

Dame Rachel de Souza

Dame Rachel de Souza’s comments were made after it emerged in an inquest into Molly Russell’s death that unsafe online content contributed "in a more than minimal way" to [...]

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Family support encouraged as deprivation of liberty cases involving children soar

There have been 237 applications to the national deprivation of liberty (DoLs) court in the first two months of its operation seeking authorisation to deprive children of their liberty – 101 applications in July and 136 in August.

The President of the Family Division launched the DoLs court based at the Royal Courts of [...]

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How to become an Independent Family Support Worker

Family support is an integral part of what we do at WillisPalmer as it enables families to stay together where it is safe to do so. Not only is this better for the children and families who get support in their parenting skills and communication and enables them to deal more effectively with short-term [...]

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Sixty Second Interview with Andrea Goddard

Independent Social Worker Andrea Goddard has more than 20 years’ experience working with vulnerable children and families including 12 years frontline child protection work.

What three words best describe you?

Thoughtful, disciplined, snowflake.

If you were stuck on a desert island, and could take one person and one object, who and what would they be?

My Kevin, with [...]

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UN Rights of the Child contravened in Child Q case, warns psychologists

The actions towards Child Q, a Black female child of secondary school age who was strip searched by female police officers from the Metropolitan Police Service, directly contravened the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child sections 3.1 and 3.2, psychologists have warned.

Child Q’s intimate body parts were exposed when she was strip searched [...]

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Research launched into experiences of kinship carers from ethnic minorities

06/10/2022

The charity Kinship is to lead major new research on the experiences of kinship families from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, it has been announced during Kinship Care Week.

During the week Monday 3rd to Friday 7th October there has been celebration for the amazing role that kinship carers across England and Wales play [...]

Read Full Story

“Not enough being done” to ensure children are safe online

05/10/2022

The children’s commissioner for England has said that she is “simply not satisfied” that enough is being done to keep children safe online.

Dame Rachel de Souza

Dame Rachel de Souza’s comments were made after it emerged in an inquest into Molly Russell’s death that unsafe online content contributed "in a more than minimal way" to [...]

Read Full Story

Family support encouraged as deprivation of liberty cases involving children soar

04/10/2022

There have been 237 applications to the national deprivation of liberty (DoLs) court in the first two months of its operation seeking authorisation to deprive children of their liberty – 101 applications in July and 136 in August.

The President of the Family Division launched the DoLs court based at the Royal Courts of [...]

Read Full Story
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