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Maritta Törrönen, Carol Munn-Giddings, Riitta Vornanen,

This study explores young people’s perceptions of their existential well-being during the transition after leaving care. The study involves peer research with young people leaving care in Finland and England.

Ruta Buivydaite , Apostolos Tsiachristas, Steve Thomas, Hannah Farncombe, Rafael Perera-Salazar, Ray Fitzpatrick, Charles Vincent,

In this paper, the authors describe a proposed programme of evaluation to examine the impact of a new approach to the welfare of children in England on the time they are in contact with services.

Gillian O'Hagan, Bronagh Byrne,

Autistic children's experiences of COVID-19 have been largely absent from current crisis and recovery discourse. This is the first published study to directly and specifically involve autistic children both as research advisors and as research participants in a rights-based participatory study relating to the pandemic. 

Social Work Innovation Research Living Space,

This public event, presented by the Centre for Social Work Innovation and Research (CSWIR) at the University of Sussex in the UK and the Social Work Innovation Research Living Space (SWIRLS) at Flinders University in South Australia, will be an ‘in conversation with’ style event, where academics, and practitioners will discuss how practice has adapted to the heightened sense of uncertainty engendered by the pandemic in everyday child protection social work. The unique perspectives of social work practitioners and managers from Australian and UK practice contexts will be brought together in conversation with academic colleagues from SWIRLS and CSWIR.

Niall McCracken - BBC News,

Shannon and Star were both brought up in the care system. They have been speaking to BBC News NI about how they want to challenge stereotypes about children in care. They are among a group of young people who have developed a manifesto with Barnardo's NI to lobby politicians.

Joe Duggan - iNews,

Migrant children could be sent to Rwanda by mistake if the UK Home Office wrongly decides they are adults, campaigners have warned. The Refugee Council raised concerns after highlighting errors it claims were made in some of the department’s age assessments for youngsters who have sought asylum in the UK.

Marie Hatlelid Føleide,

This article analyses the accounts of children’s spokespersons in Norway, whose mandate is to speak with and forward children’s views in care proceedings. The analyses show how constructions of loyalty, family interdependence, and individualism may inform spokespersons’ interpretations of children’s views, and thereby their exploratory practices in their conversations with the children.

Rebecca Laffan - Irish Examiner,

Irish authorities need more training to spot indicators of human trafficking among children, according to a new report. It is one of several actions urged to be taken by authorities to crack down on human trafficking in Ireland in light of new figures.

Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body,

The Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice and Social Security Committee has published its latest report on kinship carers, calling for improved support for carers.

Cath Larkins, Lucía del Moral-Espín ,

This chapter examines practical insight from research conducted across the UK and elsewhere in Europe of the contexts that children were experiencing, the pre-existing causes of some of the challenges and examples of children providing evidence about their experiences and insights into how policy and services could better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.