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The Scottish Institute of Residential Child Care (SIRCC) 2020 Annual Conference will be held on 9-10 June 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.
The CELCIS Education Conference will be exploring transitions in education for care experienced learners.
Family for Every Child is seeking a flexible and enthusiastic Fundraising Officer with excellent writing skills, and experience of raising funds from trusts and foundations.
"Putting children under the age of 16 in unregulated accommodation will become illegal, under new plans announced today by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to drive up the quality of children’s social care," says this press release from the UK Department for Education.
In this article for the Conversation, Wendy Sims-Schouten describes her research looking at how the Victorian idea of who does and doesn’t deserve help from the state persists in the modern era, including how some children are considered "problematic" and beyond help.
This article from Holyrood features an interview with Fiona Duncan, Corra Foundation chief executive and chair of the Independent Care Review, herself care-experienced.
This article from the Scotsman shares the story of Charlotte Armitage, a young woman who grew up in care in Scotland. The article connects Armitage's experiences to those shared in Scotland's Independent Care Review, which calls for "an end to systemic failures that lead to young people like Armitage being caused more damage by the very system designed to protect them."
This article from the National highlights the findings and recommendations of the Independent Scottish Care Review, including the 80 changes to transform care, which were accepted in Parliament by Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland.
This study examined 20 recent serious case reviews that had taken place in England where neglect was a feature. The purpose of this study is to explore the barriers which exist for social workers in England in identifying and responding to neglect in a timely, appropriate and effective manner.
This article from STV describes the history of the Independent Scottish Care Review, including the advocacy of looked-after young people featured in a STV documentary whose efforts led, in part, to the call for the Independent Review.