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Thousands of children in care being ‘failed by the state’ because of a broken residential care home market | @ChildrensComm

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, has published a set of reports showing how the children’s residential social care system is broken and is failing many of the most vulnerable children, in particular those who are most at risk of falling through gaps in the system and becoming victims of criminal or sexual exploitation. Today’s reportsContinue reading “Thousands of children in care being ‘failed by the state’ because of a broken residential care home market | @ChildrensComm”

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CARE EXPERIENCED VOICE ‘MUST BE CENTRAL TO CARE REVIEW’ | CYP Now

Fiona SimpsonFriday, November 6, 2020 The voice of care experienced people must be central to the government’s promised Care Review, the National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCASC) has heard. Jenny Coles, president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) today (6 November) chaired a discussion about the long-awaited review, pledged in the ConservativeContinue reading “CARE EXPERIENCED VOICE ‘MUST BE CENTRAL TO CARE REVIEW’ | CYP Now”

Video by Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England in support of ‘Our Care, Our Say’

Anne Longfield OBE has been the Children’s Commissioner for England since March 2015. She speaks up for children and young people so that policymakers and the people who have an impact on their lives take their views and interests into account when making decisions about them. She has a legal duty to promote and protectContinue reading “Video by Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England in support of ‘Our Care, Our Say’”

‘Our Care, Our Say’: Care experienced people’s views on the care review | CYP Now

NEW BLOG: @aosullivan01 on ‘Our Care, Our Say’: Care experienced people’s views on the care review An important new initiative has been launched by care experienced people. Read full piece at source: http://www.cypnow.co.uk/blogs/article/our-care-our-say-care-experienced-people-s-views-on-the-care-review Register for the Our Care Our Say event: Complete the Our Care Our Say survey: HERE

National Care Leavers Week 2020 #NCLW2020 “Our Care Our Say” #OCOS #CareCliff

Delivering a meaningful review of the care system: “Our Care Our Say” There are approximately 99,000 children in care in the UK, and each year over 10,000 young people “leave” the care system and become “care leavers”. “Our Care Our Say” believe that care experienced people of all ages have the right to have aContinue reading “National Care Leavers Week 2020 #NCLW2020 “Our Care Our Say” #OCOS #CareCliff”

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! “Our Care Our Say” webinar for 100 care experienced people

Building on “Our Care Our Say” survey there will be an online webinar for 100 care experienced people taking place on Saturday 7th of November. This event is for people with care experience of all ages to capture their views on the forthcoming government review of the care system. About this Event The government announcedContinue reading “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! “Our Care Our Say” webinar for 100 care experienced people”

‘Our Care Our Say’ – Judith AM Denton

My name is Judith AM Denton and I am Care Experienced. I was placed in Foster Care in Bristol, my place of birth, at the age of 9 and I became a Care Leaver at the age of 25. Various challenges in my Care Experience Journey consisted of exclusions from School and College, run ins with the Law and a period of poor Mental Health.Continue reading “‘Our Care Our Say’ – Judith AM Denton”