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Home is where the fire blanket is

Rod Kippen, a children’s rights worker, wrote in The Guardian yesterday about the importance of language in residential children’s homes. Use of words and phrases such as ‘key worker, ‘risk assessment’, ‘staff’, ‘handover’ and ‘contact’ made it clear that the place that he was describing on his visit was not a home but a unit. 531 more words

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Friday Links

Happy Friday! Today is the last day in August that I have to be in the office and despite already having had 2 days of this month, I cannot wait!   610 more words


Biscuits and breaking new ground

I am in the mood for proving you can be sustained by only consuming mcvitities chocolate biscuits. If only this was good for your health and not devastating for your waistline and bottom. 170 more words

Fate of the Third Child

From 7th April 2017, parents claiming child tax credit will be limited to claiming it for two children only. This is George Osborne’s latest flashy scheme for punishing low-income families in a pretence of “saving money”. 1,453 more words


Night flight

“Do you have any pets?” is probably the most frequent questions asked by our children. For the last few years the answer has been “yes” which has helped ease a good few transitions into our home. 670 more words

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Social Work Summer School

May to September is a long time, but that’s the summer break in my social work degree. I decided back in May that I would spend the Summer working on things that will hopefully give me experience and professional development towards my social work career. 831 more words

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What is a foster carer? Part One

You probably already know a bit about fostering, you may be a foster carer already or in the process of becoming one. You may have friends or relatives that are foster carers. 517 more words

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