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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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Social Work 2020 under Covid 19 4h
Replying to @BBCPM @andrewbomford
And, , , all without the support of global management consultancies, international law firms, Swiss banks, academy chains, corporate sponsors or social work leaders. πŸ™Œ
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Social Work 2020 under Covid 19 4h
Particularly pleased, , , that this free online magazine carries pieces by those with personal experience of social work, unfiltered and unmediated by practitioners.
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Jane Chevous 8h
Only non-profits to provide care, care is for life not just for crisis, no unregulated, coproduce review with care experienced, look at research on what works eg Bright Spots,
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Gav B 10h
Replying to @HackneyChild
Remove the ability of private companies to make profits from looked after children. It is morally reprehensible. Unfortunately I don't think he'll be a receptive audience. His party exists to serve the interests of capital, above everything else.
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Mim Cartwright 7h
Replying to @HackneyChild
β€œThey call it care -so people just actually need to care” Really powerful words from a young person I worked with. I think good quality stable relationships need to be prioritised more - not only with carers but also with social workers, teachers, friends etc.
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Charlotte 13h
Replying to @HackneyChild
Prioritise relationships. As a social worker passing cases on all the time is awful, so what about the children and whoever they are living with.
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Ian Dickson 4h
Totally agree with appointing Lady Hale but important that any care experienced people on an advisory board are not gov't appointments, but voted in somehow by the care community to ensure real diversity & minimise DfE micro managing.
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Andy Elvin 9h
Replying to @HackneyChild
Appoint Lady Hale as the review chair Appoint an advisory board of care experienced people ( chair of this sits on review board) Let Lady Hale & this board appoint other members & set the direction of the review
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Jimmy Paul 5h
Replying to @HackneyChild
One more... Remember that a significant proportion of those who are looked after are infants and younger children. Their experiences / views must be actively sought, as well as other groups who have been historically silenced.
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Cathy Ashley 19h
Proud to be from a family of refugees
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Sandy Mayhew 5h
Agreed Martin. All conversations around care should focus first on keeping families or getting families back together
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Jersey Cares 4h
Replying to @HackneyChild
The change? That routinely children have someone who 'loves them, because they love them, because they love them.'
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Martin Barrow 5h
Replying to @HackneyChild
Counterintuitive, but a care review should begin and end with how you make sure fewer people need care.
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Ian Dickson 5h
Replying to @YouthWorkerBish
Amen, and well said!
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Keith Bishop πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ 5h
When she was younger, our foster girl’s school employed a mentor for her. When she moved to high school, her mentor wanted to keep in touch. Lots of professionals were anxious but we were keen for our foster daughter to have people willing to invest in the long-term. THREAD >>
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Keith Bishop πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ 5h
Replying to @YouthWorkerBish
She has stuck by our foster daughter and has been a huge support to our fostering family. She β€˜babysits’ for us regularly, comes to tea, helps with maths homework and we have persuaded the high school to employ her as a mentor for our girl.
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Keith Bishop πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦ πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ 5h
Replying to @YouthWorkerBish
The moral of this story is a simple one: If you are serious about supporting children and young people with care experience, you need to stick around!
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Jimmy Paul 5h
Replying to @HackneyChild
Appoint a chair who is brave enough to say that they are accountable to people with care experience and no-one else. Know that there are many people in Scotland who are keen to share their views and experience of the Care Review here.
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cirro stratus 5h
Replying to @HackneyChild
So I guess one of the main themes to arise from the comments is how to rebuild trust with the community, now & in the long term Following how SI445 has been managed and the lack of transparency, the inability to deal with it more locally & zero people in gov standing up for YP
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Duncan Dunlop 6h
Replying to @HackneyChild
In relation to latter point... Turkeys don't vote for Xmas and all you get is folk arguing for more resources for their part of current system. Finally - product is ultimately more imp than process. Tell minister to look at NZ care review. Short on process but a lot of actions.
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