[008.23] Exploring Care for Children with Complex Needs in Children’s Homes

The survey revealed that “complex needs” encompass various types of needs and risks, often requiring support from multiple partner agencies. Mental health needs, behavioral needs linked to safeguarding concerns, behavioral needs associated with learning difficulties, and physical health needs were identified as the primary categories contributing to complex needs. These areas, when combined, form the basis of the definition.

[007.23] The Hidden Risks Faced by Young Mental Health Patients in Children’s Wards

A safety investigation conducted by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has highlighted the significant risk faced by young people with complex mental health needs who are placed in general children’s wards in England.

[006.23] Supported Accommodation Providers Forum

I had the opportunity to share my thoughts about the impact that the new regulations will have on our practice, as well as some thoughts regarding what is allowed and not allowed within the regulations including, and opposite to what I keep reading, the fact that we “can” care for the young people we work with.

[003.23] It is time to change the narrative about children’s homes

In recent times, we frequently come across news highlighting opposition to the establishment of children’s homes in certain neighborhoods. However, it is crucial to emphasize the importance of considering the best interests of children and recognizing their right to a safe and nurturing living environment. Children’s homes play a vital role in providing a supportiveContinue reading “[003.23] It is time to change the narrative about children’s homes”

[002.23] Alarming Rise in Restrictions on Vulnerable Children’s Liberties

Research into applications made to the Deprivation of Liberty court, located at the Royal Courts of Justice, reveals concerning findings regarding the restriction of vulnerable children’s movements and freedoms. The court, operating as a 12-month pilot since July last year, aims to handle cases involving the deprivation of a child’s liberty.