The Family Justice Young People’s Board (FJYPB) are a group of up to 75 children and young people across England and Wales, aged 7 to 25 years old. All members have either had direct experience of the family justice system …
Natalie Byron, team manager for the City of Birmingham School’s Alternative Provision Specialist Taskforce (APST), explains her team's role in re-engaging children in their education and protecting those who are at risk of serious violence and exploitation.
Nandi Caine, chair of Lincolnshire Young Voices (LYV), discusses her role in supporting a pan-disability group of children and young people to improve service delivery for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Chloe Agnew is currently on the Civil Service Care Leaver Internship Scheme and tells us about her experience on the programme and growing up with her Gran as her kinship carer.
Anne-Marie Connelly, is a member of the National Implementation Board, which brings together strategic leaders and people with lived experience of the care system to advise on the government's reform strategy for children’s social care. Here, she tells us about how important it is for children and young people's voice to be heard to help shape reforms.
I am writing to personally thank you for your continued commitment to the vital work you do every day to support the most vulnerable children and families. I am grateful for your unwavering resolve to transform lives in what continues …
Mark Riddell MBE is the National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers at the Department for Education. He speaks about his experience of care and how one person can change the life of a care experienced person.
Hannah Moss is an adoption manager at Coram Adoption and lead in early permanence. Here she speaks to early permanence carers about their experiences.
From October this year, the ‘Social Worker’ blog will be changing its name to ‘Children’s Social Care and Support’ blog. The blog will be for all those working across children’s social care and support, in such areas as social work, …
The review has now set out what’s needed to bring forward change to children’s social care. Here, you can read about what this means for those working in children’s social care.
Children and Families Minister, Will Quince, has written about the vital work of social workers - who he says are unsung heroes.