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VCF UK
The Victoria Climbié Foundation advocates for children's rights, care & protection; provides independent, legally-based advocacy service for children & families
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Quantum Leap 12h
Boy, 10, with special needs tried to hang himself after he was repeatedly targeted by racist school bullies only for teachers to tell him he need to build 'resilience to racism' How about getting the bullies to STOP! 🛑
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Pran Patel 3h
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Dr Sara Payne MBE 12h
NEWS REWIND 2013 BBC News - 'Sarah's Law' sees 700 paedophiles identified
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Tom Johnson 3h
Replying to @UKVCF @Aineemac82 and 2 others
Agreed, they need to be able to have access to HE from a younger age so the barriers that they ( like I Did) are long removed before they they go.
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VCF UK 3h
We need to be able to offer 'independent' advocacy support to children whilst in care (across a range of needs) such that children and young people understand their options, and are better supported into HE much earlier if this is their wish. This has been denied for too long...
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VCF UK 3h
Replying to @chriscwild79
Sadly, yet another teen prosecuted this week for possession of class A drugs - a sigh of relief that he was given a suspended sentence and community service! Yet it didn't need to be this way and could have been prevented...
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Tom Johnson 4h
Replying to @chriscwild79
Your statement bring those memories flooding back, waiting, hoping for the day that I could leave care. That would enable me to start living the life I wanted to build the way I wanted to live, to become free of the shackles of the corporate parent.
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VCF UK 4h
Some students will be aware of contextual offers & may not want/need to identify as a care leaver. Part of the challenge is that those in care are not sufficiently supported towards HE as an option, many of whom decide to register as a mature student when circumstances allow...
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Clare Mawson 15h
Since the research add in a further 9 years of austerity, the introduction of universal credit and increased school exclusions. The evidence exists to enable us to create positive change and the government know it, they just chose to ignore it.
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Clare Mawson 16h
Replying to @annelongfield
Stop not another government review, speak to young people, parents, teachers. Review the Salamanca statement, UNCRC and UNCRPD and ask yourself why we ignore them. Why we have created a system that has created so much anxiety and creates so much exclusion? Then change it.
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Cathy Barclay. 9h
Replying to @annelongfield
There isn't one answers to this, educational, Health, social care...levels of deprevation and inequalities are all factors!
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Franklins 9h
That’s great but what about the children that have been discriminated against, bullied, failed by so called professionals, surely it’s about time we lost the the league tables,remind Governors and educators of their legal duties and their ethical responsibilities
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Ed Thomas Sep 19
EXCLUSIVE - we’ve been leaked research commissioned by the government showing children as young as 11 have been placed in unregulated care homes by councils. It’s illegal to place a child under 16 in a home like this
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Tom Johnson 15h
Replying to @EdNixon2 @ResCareTo21
There are corporate parents and universities now that out there that give the needed support, commitment, care, mentoring and the much needed understanding of our complex needs. Allowing us to gain the same positive experiences of HE.
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VCF UK 5h
My week on Twitter 🎉: 12 Mentions, 8 Likes, 6 Retweets, 1.97K Retweet Reach, 3 New Followers. See yours with
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Joseph M Griffin 13h
Poverty isn't a good reason to take a child from their family - no matter how clever. Poverty is systematic and beyond the control of parents themselves so why punish them? Change the system.
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Dr Mariela Neagu 19h
Brilliant piece on what children in care need. Same in my own research. It is not the type of placement but the quality of care that mattered. Having someone who really cares.
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JerryLonsdale 🔶 🇨🇰 10h
Judge slams Social Services: "He furiously added: The care system, for once in its life, can pick up the pieces and take him straight to the accommodation they've prepared for him".
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Michelle #CamdenAgainstViolence 7h
This is a country wide epidemic. We need an Public health / holistic approach in tackling violent disorder such as knife crime .
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Migrant Voice 15h
We call on politicians & journalists to think carefully about the language they use when talking about migrants. Words such as "redistribute" dehumanise, reducing ppl to objects to be moved around according to our European will.
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