[011.21] Just a thought…

Sometimes you can’t stop wondering if it makes sense to continue providing and running children’s homes for a maximum of 2 or 3 children, accepting and working with the “hard to reach” and high risk children… Maybe it would be better to do what others do… bigger properties and not accepting children with high risksContinue reading “[011.21] Just a thought…”

[018.19] 40 years on…. celebrating innovative and excellent practice and research in child protection

The Association of Child Protection Professionals (previously known as BASPCAN) is delighted to announce a conference to be held on November 1st 2019. The event marks the 40th anniversary of the founding BASPCAN as the only charity and membership organisation specifically serving child protection professionals in the UK. https://www.childprotectionprofessionals.org.uk/event/40-years-on-celebrating-innovative-and-excellent-practice-and-research-in-child-protection

[014.18] about “pinball kids” (moving forward)

Following a discussion in some social media websites about the use of the expression “pinball kids” I published a post when, understanding the noise around it, also expressed my idea that “more than focusing on the correctness or the dreadfulness of the expression [we should] focusing on what can we do […] to reduce theseContinue reading “[014.18] about “pinball kids” (moving forward)”

[012.18] clipping – for future memory (i)

“We estimate that the majority of looked-after children – 74% – experienced some form of change during 2016-17: a placement move, a school move or change of worker.” [link]

[108.17] Children waiting up to 18 months for mental health treatment

Children with mental health problems are waiting up to 18 months to be treated, a government-ordered report will reveal next week, in an indictment of the poor care many receive. A Care Quality Commission report into child and adolescent mental health services (Camhs) will warn that long delays for treatment are damaging the health of youngContinue reading “[108.17] Children waiting up to 18 months for mental health treatment”

[102.17] Children’s Commissioner’s Report on Vulnerability

Disturbing figures in this new analysis from the Children’s Commissioner for England, where is shown the scale of vulnerability among children in England. https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-commissioners-report-on-vulnerability/