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A reminder of why I'm doing this!

In my spare time I volunteer as an Independent Visitor (IV) for a national charity with a Head Office in London.

(I’d recommend being an IV to anyone who has a spare few hours to give each month; it’s one of the most rewarding things in my life and my young person is amazing!) 788 more words

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Educating children taken into care

Reflecting on my years as a secondary school teacher during the 1970s in Tottenham, I am sure that I taught many of what are now being called the ‘Windrush Generation’. 469 more words


GCSE results of children in care

The Department for Education has published data (28 March 2018) showing the proportion of children in care in England who achieved higher grades in GCSEs in 2017, compared with all children and with children in need. 162 more words

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Tracy Beaker and why we need aspirational stories about care

Earlier this month Jacqueline Wilson told the Guardian that she will be publishing a new book following adult Tracy Beaker, the character from her 1991 groundbreaking children’s novel… 1,406 more words


Another 389 "troubled families" in Hammersmith and Fulham have been turned round

In the first phase of the “Troubled Families programme” which operated from 2012-2015 there were 540 families “turned round” in Hammersmith and Fulham.

The approach a single individual works with the whole family. 566 more words

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B.C. Green MLA wants changes to how child welfare system handles Indigenous cases

According to BC Green MLA Sonia Furstenau the ongoing case of the government apprehending an Indigenous mom’s baby soon after birth highlights that the child welfare system, which she said is skewed by paternalistic and colonial attitudes, needs to change. 533 more words


Manitoba government still working on finishing list CFS recommendations from Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry

It’s been more than four years since the inquiry into the death of Phoenix Sinclair released its report.

Sinclair was five years old when she was killed by her mother and stepfather.   376 more words