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Review of youth suicide risk assessment needed, Alberta's child advocate says in new report

Alberta’s child and youth advocate is recommending a review of youth suicide assessments and better collaboration between child welfare and mental health services following his investigation into the 2013 suicide of a 17-year-old mentally ill girl. 458 more words

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Today is a wonderful day! I’m finally starting my PhD and am travelling to the University of Southampton for the induction. I will be researching care leavers in literature. 1,033 more words


Happy baby

Just recently I was lucky enough to have one of those wow experiences in fostering that re-energise you enough to sustain you through some of the more challenging stuff. 247 more words

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Sex talk

To herald the start of the new school term the news channels took some time off covering the changing fortunes of refugees to warn us this week about sex crimes being committed in schools. 660 more words

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Foster carer to the rescue!

I am at the age now where I enjoy the occasional company of teenage sons and daughters of friends and family. Erudite, engaging, reflective and thoughtful, they are this way because of the effort that their parents put in during the early years. 967 more words

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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