document Can a Munro-Inspired Approach Transform the Lives of Looked after Children in England? ABSTRACT, Social Work Education, February 2015

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SWE 15 Munro approach FEB 15.docx

This abstract provides details of an article which examines the lessons from the Munro Review relevant for looked after children.

default Child protection and crimes against children, Research and Information Service Briefing Paper, Northern Ireland Assembly, 23 May 2012

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NIA 12 Child protection and crimes against children 23 May 12.pdf

This paper is an addendum to NIAR 156-11 (Child protection and referral statistics). It provides Members with further information in regard to child protection, in particular:
  • Pregnant teenage mothers (in this case, those under 18 years of age) and the Child Protection Register in Northern Ireland;
  • Details of child protection statistics in the Republic of Ireland;
  • Child level data on child protection registration in Northern Ireland;
  • Information relating to crime data and violence against children in the UK.

default Child protection register and referral statistics, Research and Information Service Research Paper, Northern Ireland Assembly, 3 March 2012

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NIA 12 Child Protection Register and Referral Statistics 3 Mar 12.pdf

This briefing paper provides a synopsis of data in relation to ‘Children Order Child Protection’ and ‘Referral Statistics’ in Northern Ireland. The information collected is aggregated by the Trusts and data is published by the Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) on a quarterly basis. In order to illustrate trends over time, readers are provided with a snapshot of the results from 2011, together with statistical data from previous years.

default Children's views on restraint, Children's Right Director, 2012

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CRD 12 Children's views on restraint 2012.pdf

This is the second report by the Children's Rights Director which details children's views and concerns about restraint.  It follows on from a report issued in 2004.

document Connecting Events in Time to Identify a Hidden Population: Birth Mothers and Their Children in Recurrent Care Proceedings in England ABSTRACT, British Journal of Social Work, 2015

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BJSW 15 Connecting events ABSTRACT.docx

This abstract provides details of an article which reports the findings from a population profiling study. The study provides the first picture of the scale of women’s repeat involvement in public law proceedings in England.

default Desperate for help ABSTRACT, Family Rights Group, January 2014

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FRG 14 Desperate for help ABSTRACT JAN 14.pdf

This abstract details a report analysing calls to Family Rights Group's advice service from families of children in need or at risk.

default Emergency Protection Order (Transfer of Responsibilities) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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LEG 96 Emergency Protection Order (Transfer of Responsibilities) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996.pdf

These Regulations, which came into operation on 4 November 1996, enable an Health and Social Services Trust to take over an emergency protection order which was obtained by another Trust.  Before doing so, the Trust seeking to take over the order must consider the matters listed in regulation 3 of the Regulations.

document How safe are our children: The most comprehensive overview of child protection in the UK ABSTRACT, NSPCC, 2015

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This abstract provides details of a report which compiles and analyses the most robust and up-to-date child protection data that exists across the 4 nations in the UK for 2015.

pdf How safe are our children: The most comprehensive overview of child protection in the UK, NSPCC, 2015

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How safe are our children NSPCC 2015.pdf

This report compiles the most robust, up-to-date child protection data that exists across each of the four nations in the UK for 2015. The report sets out 20 different indicators, each of which looks at the question of "how safe are our children?" from a different perspective. Indicators 17 & 18 relate to looked after children. The report also includes historic data, to help track progress over time.

pdf Keeping myself safe ABSTRACT Action for Children, 2014

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A4C 14 Keeping myself safe ABSTRACT 2014.pdf

This abstract provides details of a practitioner's toolkit for developing effective relationships with vulnerable young people.

default Looked after children talking to ChildLine, NSPCC, March 2011

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NSPCC-11 Looked after children talking to ChildLine case notes, March 2011.pdf

This document, a casenote, forms part of a series of reports on issues facing children today.  The strength of this casenote is that it draws directly on the views and experiences of children. It uses the unique insight into the experiences of looked after children, as described by them to ChildLine, to help us understand their lives, and aims to reflect what looked after children feel and perceive.

default Making care proceedings better for children A report by the Child Protection All Party Parliamentary Group, 2012

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APPG-CP 12 Making care proceedings better for children 2012.pdf

In recent years, the length of care proceedings has increased, resulting in potentially negative consequences for children and families. This inquiry focuses on 3 specific areas: scrutiny of care plans; the 6 month time limit; and ensuring court decisions are in the best interests of the child. This report argues that it is crucial that government reforms maintain a focus on the best interests of the child and that the reforms are carefully scrutinised to ensure they do not have unintended consequences. This report provides 7 recommendations for the Government to consider and MPs and Peers to take into account as they scrutinise the legislative reforms.

default Messages for Munro, OFSTED, 2011

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OFS 11 Messages for Munro 2011.pdf

This report sets out the evidence collated from consultations undertaken by the Children's Rights Director for England with 179 children and young people in care and care leavers which fed into the Munro Review of Child Protection.

pdf National Inspection of safeguarding and care planning of looked after children and care leavers who exhibit vulnerable or risky behaviours, Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales, January 2015

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CSSIW 15 Nat Inspection of safeguarding & care planning of LAC & Care leavers JAN 15.pdf

CSSIW undertook an inspection in all local authority areas in Wales and the report draws on evidence from 220 cases as well as the views of children, young people and their carers, and from professionals across both local authorities and partner agencies.

default North South Inter-Parliamentary Association Child Protection, Research and Information Service Research Paper, Northern Ireland Assembly, 26 September 2012

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NIA 12 North South Inter-Parliamentary Association Child Protection 26 Sep 12.pdf

This briefing paper provides an overview of child protection policy in Ireland and Northern Ireland. It looks at the legislation underpinning child protection as well as the roles attached to various Departments and agencies.

pdf Protecting and Safeguarding Children in Care: A review of developments in services for children in care in Scotland, Professor Andrew Kendrick, November 2014

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CELCIS 14 Protecting and Safeguarding Children in Care NOV 14.pdf

This review focuses on developments in residential and foster care that have happened, for the most part, over the past 25 years. It complements and updates the Shaw Historical Abuse Systematic Review.

default Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (Northern Ireland) Order 2003

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LEG 03 Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (NI) Order 2003.pdf

The main purpose of this Order is to strengthen existing arrangements, known as the Pre-Employment Consultancy Service (PECS), under which checks are carried out as to the suitability of those seeking work with children or adults with a learning disability.

pdf Residential parenting assessments: uses, costs and contributions to effective and timely decision-making in public law cases Research report, Emily R Munro et al, July 2014

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DfE 14 Residential parenting assessments Research report JUL 14.pdf

The Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre was commissioned by the Department for Education to undertake a small-scale research study to explore the role, costs and contribution that residential parenting assessments make to timely and effective decision-making in public law.

default Separated children and child trafficking in Northern Ireland, Barnardo's, 2011

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BAR 11 Separated children & child trafficking in NI Policy & Practice briefing BARNARDOS NSCPCC SEP 11.pdf

Several UK-wide police operations have led to a number of arrests for human trafficking in recent years. Research suggests women and children are being trafficked into Northern Ireland (Martynowicz et al, 2009; Geraghty et al, 2010) and there is evidence that human traffickers are using Belfast International Airport as a port of entry to the UK (DHSSPS/PSNI, 2011). Some media reports state Northern Ireland has been identified as a key gateway for criminal gangs involved in people trafficking to the Republic of Ireland.  Concerns about increased numbers of separated children and child trafficking in Northern Ireland have also been expressed by various agencies working with asylum seekers and children.

In response, NSPCC NI and Barnardo's NI have undertaken a preliminary scoping study (2009-2011) to ascertain the incidence of separated children and child trafficking in Northern Ireland. This briefing paper highlights the key findings and associated issues.

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CFLU 12 Safeguarding Board for NI I Riddell OCT 12.pdf

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland was established on 17 September 2012.  This article details its membership, objective, functions, duties, committees, publications and guidance.