In this issue we hear from the Youth Casework team at South London Refugee Association. The team undertakes advocacy type work with and on behalf of children in care and care leavers as part of their wider casework and support for children and young people under the age of 25 who are seeking asylum or … Read more
Article 39 is delighted that the Department for Education is consulting on a revised set of national standards for children and young people’s advocacy services in England. The consultation runs until 18 December 2023. You can find our summary of the key changes, and other areas for improvement, here.
In this issue we hear from Viv who has just retired after 15 years in independent advocacy for children and young people. During her time as an independent advocate, Viv worked with and for various groups of children and young people. Some of her areas of expertise include supporting unaccompanied children, children and young people … Read more
In this issue we hear from Amanda and Mike, children’s rights officers at Telford & Wrekin Council, who have been in their roles for 18 and 21 years respectively (wow!). Their main aim is to help children and young people have their say and make sure their views and wishes are heard and acted upon … Read more
In responding today (2 February 2023) to the MacAlister review of children’s social care, whose final report was published in May 2022, the Department for Education has issued two consultation documents – one setting out the government’s strategy for reforming children’s social care, the other seeking feedback on the government’s draft National Framework for Children’s … Read more