The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities Conference

Wrexham Glyndŵr University and The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities are delighted to present this exciting and innovative conference – their 7th event on 21st October 2021. The Conference is a one-day online event with Registration starting from 9am and the Close at 4pm. The event is relevant to all those who are involved in the… Continue reading The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities Conference

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Staying Close Learning Events, Good results for Short Break Homes and more..

Staying Close Learning Events One of the conclusions reached by The Independent Care Review: First Report- A Case for Change, is that the care system is failing to build lifelong links around children. In particular, it recognises that children in residential care currently do not have a legal entitlement to Staying Put and can be… Continue reading Staying Close Learning Events, Good results for Short Break Homes and more..

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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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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

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?