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Ian Dickson
Grew up in care. Dad & granddad. Retired S/Wkr, Ofsted inspector, residential mgr & children's rights advocate. I stand with other people who grew up in care.
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Dee. Register to Vote! Nov 16
Brexit already costing UK £800m per week, Bank of England economist says
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Aoife O'Higgins Nov 16
Yes I saw this as a leaving care advisor and then independent advocate. It's a special kind of hear breaking...
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Aoife O'Higgins Nov 16
Brilliant writing. Brilliant insights. Let's do better to provide support to all mothers. "I grew up in care. I wanted to break the cycle and be the good parent I didn't have"
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Shaun Lawson Nov 14
It astonishes me when people say "socialism doesn't work" while regularly using the NHS. What level of cognitive dissonance must it take to see your doctor for free, go to hospital for free, have surgery for free, then vote Tory?
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Shaun Lawson Nov 14
Replying to @shaunjlawson
Answer: roughly the same level of cognitive dissonance as was on display in my local GP surgery a little over a decade ago. Two old biddies - classic blue rinse brigade - complaining about "all these immigrants". I asked them who they were going to see. "Dr Shah and Dr Patel".
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Updates from ADCS Nov 16
Today we celebrate a very important anniversary. Thirty years ago, on the 16 November 1989, the Children Act 1989 received Royal Assent. To mark the occasion, our past presidents have been reflecting on the '89 and '04 Acts, read them here ...
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The Care Review Nov 16
The would like to thank contributors and supporters at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, next Saturday 10am - 2pm. Register places for fun activities and guest speakers.
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Jim Goddard Nov 14
This is an excellent, personal account of the long-standing problem of the criminalisation of some looked after children: I lived in a children’s home at 14, and was shocked by how quickly staff had us arrested | Daniel Lavelle
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Ian Dickson Nov 16
Replying to @CICADAServices
I did Marie. You just didn't like the answer - and that was your choice. I am not a party to the debate. Conference identified 10 key messages & 4 asks.The care sector were invited to accept them. I heard only silence. I am disappointed, but my personal view is quite irrelevant.
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Sue Williams Nov 16
I agree that’s what children need. For many children in care, they are well looked after but not loved & they suffer terrible loneliness, poor self esteem, a crisis of identity etc. If we remove from family (not nec parents) we have to be sure we are giving something better.
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Martin Barrow Nov 16
Replying to @MartinBarrow
How many 'responsible' grown ups were actively involved in the process of moving a 15 year old in care from Hampshire to the Midlands? ffs.
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Martin Barrow Nov 16
Replying to @MartinBarrow
Privatisation of children's services has completely fucked up everyone's sense of what is acceptable. There's literally no limit to what local authorities and companies will agree for children in care.
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Emma Woods-Bolger Nov 15
The Christmas Dinner is an annual project founded by for communities to provide a Christmas Day for care leavers aged between 18 and 25 – one they’ll never forget. This year I am supporting to bring it to Kirklees. Please support where you can.
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Ian Gould #cep Nov 15
Wonderful to see the pledge (Top 10 Messages) I know your signed up 💜🙏🌈 But do we know if your Local Authority have joined other signatories to ?
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Ian Dickson Nov 16
Replying to @CICADAServices
My views don't matter. I represent only me. My invitation to the private care sector was to listen to the messages of care experienced people - acknowledge the key messages & asks of conference & need for reform. My suggestion was personalised & rejected. Have a nice weekend.
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Martin Barrow Nov 16
Scandal of private unregulated children's homes just gets worse: a 15 year old sent to live hundreds of miles away by a council paying a rogue owner £18,000 a month
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TACT Foster & Adopt Nov 16
ICYMI TACT care experienced Iqra has paid a moving tribute to her foster carer Natalie on BBC Radio 5 Live Emma Barnett show. Iqra talks about how Natalie gave her space and support to be herself and about the close friendship they have now forged.
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Sharon Martin Nov 15
⤵️⤵️⤵️ ⤵️⤵️⤵️Doing the right thing - pledge to change ⤵️⤵️⤵️
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🅻🆄🅺🅴 Nov 14
“Kids in care deserve love and happy childhoods” “Demand action and change. We need radical shifts to care systems instead of feel good bandaid fixes” fam 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿raises the roof Voices in Action Conference! 🇦🇺
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Ian Dickson Nov 15
As indeed do I. I genuinely wish you well & hope you have a lovely Christmas! I hope you listen to Fiona with an open mind, & perhaps listen to . You will hopefully find it illuminating. All the best!
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