Unfair Disqualification of Registered Managers

Unfair Disqualification of Registered Managers CHQ were contacted by someone who sought to withdraw their application for the role of registered manager after being issued with a notice of proposal to refuse registration. Ofsted would not accept the withdrawal stating their policy required them to formally refuse registration. The consequences of this means the applicant-… Continue reading Unfair Disqualification of Registered Managers

Love in Care and Hard to Place Children

Love in Care.In a recent blog, Jonathon Stanley quotes a Canadian Minister of Child Welfare whose comment ‘We can’t legislate for love’, was met with ‘No, but you can legislate the conditions in which love can happen’, highlights the challenges some homes experience in incorporating love into practice. Is the word ‘love’ a substitute for… Continue reading Love in Care and Hard to Place Children

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The Care Review, Resources for Disabled Children, Criminal Exploitation and more..

The Care Review  A year since Conservative’s declared there would be a “wide-ranging Children’s Social Care Review,” momentum is now gathering and Vicki Ford has announced that it will be launched imminently.  With a commitment for the review to be “ bold, broad, and independently led” debates are already taking place as to what should… Continue reading The Care Review, Resources for Disabled Children, Criminal Exploitation and more..

Law in Order

Refusal of registration as a children’s home manager. What does it mean for applicants and the sector generally? Children living in homes require, deserve and expect to receive high quality care from staff with appropriate skills and experience. The Registered Manager’s leadership is critical for a well-functioning home.  There is a scarcity of registered managers… Continue reading Law in Order

NEW!!!! CHQ Registered Managers Network.

 The Registered Managers role in children’s homes is critical to children receiving high quality care, and in the home achieving good inspection outcomes. This is a professional role that is broad, demanding and rewarding. The recent Ofsted Commentary (February 2020) stated that in successful homes, Registered Managers value their personal development and access to support… Continue reading NEW!!!! CHQ Registered Managers Network.

Why Reflective Practice is Vital

Reflective Practice in Children’s Homes: Why it is vital We provide training in reflective supervision because reflective practice is vital to high quality work with children in care. The core of work in children’s homes is the relationship between staff and young people; their daily interactions, shared experiences, the giving and receiving of nurture and… Continue reading Why Reflective Practice is Vital

Corona Virus: Useful information

CORONA VIRUS: Where to find the latest information relevant to children’s homes Updates on COVID-19:• https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Guidance for educational settings:• https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19 Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:• https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-social-or-community-care-and-residential-settings-on-covid-19 Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:• https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus Educational resources:• https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources• https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools Latest Department for Education information:• https://twitter.com/educationgovuk• https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk/ Information for children https://becomecharity.org.uk/coronavirus… Continue reading Corona Virus: Useful information

Children’s Homes News

Use of Restraint in Schools  Recently there has been increased scrutiny of the poor treatment of children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autism. This report by the Challenging Behaviour Foundation  based on information gathered from over 700 families, identifies injuries to children including bruises (ranging in size and severity), abrasions, scratches, head injuries,… Continue reading Children’s Homes News

Spring 2020 Training and Events

Registered Managers 1-Day Training The Registered Managers role in children’s homes is critical to the children receiving high quality care, and in the home achieving good inspection outcomes. The role is broad, demanding and rewarding. This course is designed to provide managers with fresh understanding of their role and the regulatory responsibilities that underpin their… Continue reading Spring 2020 Training and Events

How will we improve the Care System?

National strategy? Professional Registration? Care Review? The ongoing concerns about the lack of suitable care placements for vulnerable children – particularly children’s homes placements  -has been a serious concern for some time. Providers have been actively opening new homes but Ofsted report that a national oversight and strategic leadership is needed to address the sufficiency… Continue reading How will we improve the Care System?