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The Victoria Climbié Foundation advocates for children's rights, care & protection; provides independent, legally-based advocacy service for children & families
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Andi Brierley 3h
Great question. Not conflating attendance with a relationship is a good start. A great indicator is when the YP tell you through their behaviour that they have given you their trust because its precious.
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Matthew Keer Aug 5
“97 English [local] authorities (65% of the 149 studied) had policies that were either, inaccessible, problematic (at best) or contained unlawful ‘autism plus’ criteria”
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VCF UK Aug 5
Disappointing that impact survey only partially reflects what we see first-hand for children, families & SWs we support. Recommendations seek additional statutory funding yet no steps to address discriminatory practice in the context of poverty & related issues
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VCF UK Aug 5
We must continue to call for accountability and transparency to reduce operational failings. Prosecution pending for serious breaches despite report suggesting otherwise
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♠️🦋Metamorphosis🦋♠️ Aug 3
There are more decent families than are given credit. Children/YP who are at risk of grooming/exploitation/modern slavery & trafficking aren’t all in care. That’s a myth. It’s true to say that charities/agencies still aren’t intervening early enough to disrupt exploitation...
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Shikesh Sorathia Aug 3
Healing / Trigger Warning Lately, I have realised a form of healing that I didn't really consider as healing because it's normally seen as 'resilience.' It's completely normal to be afraid of those who have hurt you, but what about when you're not even scared anymore?
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Headway - the brain injury association Aug 3
Read more about the factors that can influence how severe a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is, and the potential for long-term effects:
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VCF UK Aug 3
The worsening crisis is being robustly challenged by community based action. We remain optimistic that the plight of young people is increasingly understood more widely by society thus agencies must support or risk becoming irrelevant
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Caroline Barrett Aug 3
We at are running a mini series of webinars to help parents of children with - including a session from an SALT, a session from a physiotherapist, and a legal update session from colleague - sign up here!
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Anti-Slavery International Jul 31
Survivors of slavery seeking asylum are not allowed to work, making them vulnerable to re-exploitation. This new report from shows that allowing asylum seekers the right to work could boost the economy by over £97m a year. Let’s
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Naiomi Jul 31
My daughter said she wants to learn BSL with me. I think this will be a good place to start.
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Survivor Mums Unite Jul 31
Take a read of this very informative and relevant article by Jahnine Davis. It supports our truth as Survivors, and provides a necessary insight to our allies.
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Steve Clay Jul 29
We are treating Emily as a criminal, charging her with supply Class A? We need another way. Last week Greater Manchester Police apologised for prosecuting victims of CSE. Today we do the same with County Line victims. These are exploited victims not lifestyle choice criminals
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Jayne L Jul 29
As a Youth/Community Worker for 35+ years this has been an issue for Decades. Many times I've had heated debates with social workers, were parachuted into families I'd worked with for months - they disregarded the children & fellow professionals who KNEW children & parents
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Andi Brierley Jul 27
After 4 years in custody & then becoming a youth justice specialist & learning a bit, its clear to me that most addiction is a response to Adverse Childhood Experiences. "The parent-child connection is the most powerful mental health intervention known to mankind" - Van Der Kolk
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BLM 🌹 Jul 27
Last week Wednesday this young man was a victim of .These are the results because of that.He was leaving work at hospital at 4pm when he was struck by a car into the walls, breaking his cheekbone & leg bones. perps could be heard screaming “Fing N****R”
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VCF UK Jul 24
An innovative approach previously endorsed by safeguarding boards to engage with/involve voice of the community at strategic & decision-making levels; supports LA business planning, increases public trust & reporting of abuse; and more than can be contained in a simple tweet...
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VCF UK Jul 24
Sounds familiar and akin to LSCB-supported community partnership model of engagement at the heart of London Safeguarding Children Board C&F strategy & guidance; offering strategic alliances to deliver community-led engagement and communication, pioneered by two London boroughs...
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Nadine White Jul 23
EXCL from me: A-level sociology textbook says working class Black students 'lack reasoning skills'. The book, published by Napier Press in 2015, has not been endorsed by but is tailored to the exam board's syllabus. Now leading on .
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