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The Victoria Climbié Foundation advocates for children's rights, care & protection; provides legally-based, independent advocacy service for children & families
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SocialWhatNow 13h
Replying to @SocialWhatNow
...those we hope and aim to support, who have the major stake in what we do? Doing what's right by them is surely what's ethical in social work and we only know what's right by them if we listen, properly, to what they are telling us.
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SocialWhatNow 13h
Replying to @lauranissen
We should be guided, always, by universal human rights. In the UK our statutory work is framed by the Human Rights Act (all our legislation has to be HRA compliant). But do rights work of they don't uphold the will and preference of the people most affected by our actions...
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VCF UK 13h
This issue goes far and wide due to the missing context and understanding of the dynamics in such cases, prior to being presented at court, with practitioners influencing how courts are informed, if at all, about potential or proven risk & trauma to and
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Victoria Hudson 14h
🙌🙏👏Well done, another important point to raise A full inquiry is needed Why do children not have a voice? Why do they have to wait until they are 18 and suffer CSA and DA for many years before they can speak out?
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Ffi Evans 22h
Vulnerable children treated ‘like cattle’ in care home system -online details of children’s lives, as told by professionals - and yet the usual story told is children don’t know how to keep themselves safe online???
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Mothers Unite UK Apr 22
This week MPs called for an Inquiry into the Family Courts with regard to the treatment of victims of domestic abuse and their children.
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Alf Dubs Apr 22
There are kids in France and Greece who are fully eligible to come to the UK – but they are still there and at risk. If the government drags its heels it is effectively closing their legal routes to safety, which is a very depressing 
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Ali White Apr 22
And those who reject this in favour of are demonised by the likes of and other assorted authoritarians who prefer to fine families rather than look in the mirror.
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AOPM Apr 22
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Andy Bilson Apr 22
“Isolated and alone without family, friends or local social workers to help protect them, they become sitting ducks for those who wish to prey on them. They are targeted by paedophiles and drugs gangs and can become trapped in a brutal world.”
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Jack Brookes (pseudonym) Apr 21
Dearest social workers. If you tell a young person that they are in a residential children's home because of their "behaviour" and they need to "work towards" going back to foster care. They will see it as a punishment and second best. Please stop doing this. Thank you.
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Ali White Apr 22
The outrage is being directed at those who instead of failings of the factory model that led many of them to it.
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Nichola Sherlock 🧖‍♀️🐒🐬 Apr 21
Adoption needs modernising. Ok then, speaking as an adoptee, I would like adoption to be the very last option and keeping babies with their mums and/or family is the first. Every attempt should be made to make this happen
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@anitaishealing Apr 19
Replying to @Belinda85009990
Too many women have the same story I actually can't get my head round how this has been going for years destroying children's lives
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Rise Magazine Apr 18
"The sudden loss of a child to is an experience of grief, terror, disorientation, shame and loss of identity. Addressing parents’ own psychological safety is a first condition of empowering parents to plan and nurture their children despite separation."
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VCF UK Apr 19
My week on Twitter 🎉: 9 Mentions, 115 Mention Reach, 20 Likes, 15 Retweets, 19.9K Retweet Reach. See yours with
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