In advocates’ shoes – Autumn 2023

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

In advocates’ shoes – Summer 2023

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

Government must accept its parental duties, and fast

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