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Personalisation. International Review of Parent Advocacy in Child Welfare: Strengthening Children's Care and Protection Through Parent Participation. Promoting parent and child participation is central to achieving children’s rights.

International Review of Parent Advocacy in Child Welfare: Strengthening Children's Care and Protection Through Parent Participation

This review of the literature and program documentation, prepared by David Tobis, Andy Bilson and Isuree Katugampala for the Better Care Network and IPAN, presents evidence on the role of parent advocacy in achieving better outcomes for children and their families in child welfare. It was written to encourage parents and their allies to work together to transform child welfare systems. This change can be achieved through parents with lived child welfare experience having an increased role and influence in the development of better child welfare systems. Parent advocacy occurs when parents with child welfare experience influence the decisions that affect their lives.

Children looked after in England including adoption: 2019 to 2020. Secure accommodation: 40% of children referred for welfare not placed. Photo; motortion/Adobe Stock by Alice Blackwell and Alex Turner Two in five young people referred to a secure children’s home for their welfare have not subsequently been offered a place in one, research has found.

Secure accommodation: 40% of children referred for welfare not placed

The study, by Cardiff University’s CASCADE centre, found that of 527 children referred to the specialist facilities between 1 October 2016 and 31 March 2018, only 319 were placed in a secure children’s home with the rest ending up in alternative accommodation. Transforming Society ~ Critical and radical social work practice in neolibera... By Steve Rogowski 25th August 2020 In the UK, professional social work came of age in the 1970s with the establishment of Social Services Departments.

Transforming Society ~ Critical and radical social work practice in neolibera...

However, during the 1980s challenges arose from the rise and domination of neoliberalism and associated managerialism, the former seeing the market as the organising principle of social life, the latter employing business principles, practices and techniques to implement neoliberal goals within public services. Deprofessionalisation resulted as managers increasingly dominated and controlled what practitioners do and how, with the social work task narrowed and truncated in the process.

The focus became completing bureaucracy speedily to meet targets, ration resources and assess/manage risk, with practice confined to the micro level on presumed individual problems, rather than challenging and changing social structures that create oppression. Lancashire-CC-v-G-No3Continuing-Unavailability-of-Secure-Accommodation-2020-E... Shifting-shapes. Care home operators accused of extracting 'disguised' profits.

Care home operators are making up to £1.5bn a year in profits, which include fees to directors and an array of questionable financial arrangements, according to research undertaken by a thinktank.

Care home operators accused of extracting 'disguised' profits

Many of the firms that provide most of the UK’s 465,000 care home beds are owned or backed by hedge funds, while some of the biggest are based in overseas tax havens. The Centre for Health and the Public Interest (CHPI) estimated that £1.5bn a year – 10% of the care home industry’s £15bn income – “leaks” and often ends up enriching owners or other firms closely linked to them. “It’s very difficult to find out where the £15bn ends up,” it said.

“Some of the largest care home businesses are extracting a lot of profit disguised as rent and loan repayment costs,” said Vivek Kotecha, the CHPI’s research manager, who undertook the analysis of financial arrangements for independent care home providers. The report claimed that firms use an array of financial mechanisms to boost their profit margins. Anger mounts as Blackpool children's home plans set to go before council. A total of 114 people have signed a petition opposing a planning application to convert a family home on Freemantle Avenue, Squires Gate, into a residential care home for up to two children.

Anger mounts as Blackpool children's home plans set to go before council

The application is one of four for children’s homes in Blackpool which are being recommended for approval when they go before the council’s planning committee on Tuesday (August 4). All four – the others are on Norbreck Road, Lancaster Road and Hodder Avenue – have attracted strong opposition. Sign up to our daily newsletter. We need to stop our children being monetised. Transforming politics and belief Twitter Link Facebook link Donate.

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How Organizations Silently Discourage Their Employees’ New Insights. Kotter's 8-Step Change Model - Change Management Tools from Mind Tools. "Change is the only constant.

Kotter's 8-Step Change Model - Change Management Tools from Mind Tools

"– Heraclitus, Greek philosopher What was true more than 2,000 years ago is just as true today. We live in a world where "business as usual" is change. New initiatives, project-based working, technology improvements, staying ahead of the competition – these things come together to drive ongoing changes to the way we work. Whether you're considering a small change to one or two processes, or a system wide change to an organization, it's common to feel uneasy and intimidated by the scale of the challenge.

8 Steps for an Effective Change Management Process. 8 Essential Steps for an Effective Change Management Process Your organization is constantly experiencing change.

8 Steps for an Effective Change Management Process

Whether caused by new technology implementations, process updates, compliance initiatives, reorganization, or customer service improvements, change is constant and necessary for growth and profitability. A consistent change management process will aid in minimizing the impact it has on your organization and staff. Below you will find 8 essential steps to ensure your change initiative is successful. Organizational Culture Edgar Schein. Executive Coaching Boston, Leadership Development. Shared values promote commitment and collaboration. Can You Make Organizational Change Easier? Are you struggling to get people on board when it comes to embracing change in your organization?

Can You Make Organizational Change Easier?

If you’re nodding your head you’re not alone. In fact, studies continue to suggest that up to seventy percent of attempts end in failure. The 10 Traits of a Positive Community. “Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.” – Paul Ryan.

The 10 Traits of a Positive Community

Competing Values Framework and Culture typology. Nine Principles for Co-Creating Culture Change. How do you help organisations achieve positive, rapid and sustainable change? Traditionally change in organisations has been a top-down, linear, compliance process; first designed and then implemented. Why good leaders make you feel safe [ TED Talk : Simon Sinek ] Positive Leadership: A Framework for Boosting Organisational Performance. Smart organisations can achieve improvement and business benefits by equipping leaders with the capabilities to create a positive culture that leads to thriving performance.

Compassion at Work: Using Compassionate Leadership in the Workplace. Treisman K 2018 Final. National-Partnership-Toolkit_FINAL. Stanley_etal_JSW_2018_Predictors_of_empathy_in_women_social. Thought leader: The six stages of systemic change. Regular posted 19 Dec 2008 in Volume 12 Issue 4. Overview of Change Plan. "How to talk policy and influence people": a Law and Justice interview with Dr Wendy Ellis. In this special interview in the "How to talk policy and influence people" series of Law and Justice, I speak with Dr Wendy Ellis, Director of the Center for Community Resilience at The Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University.

We discuss journalism, data gathering, analysis and stories. We talk about the significance of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) evidence, resilience/protective factors, structural inequity, adverse community environments, the "Pair of ACEs" graphic and the Building Community Resilience (BCR) model. We talk about race, social mobility, food insecurity, housing quality and affordability in terms of public health outcomes.

We explore how deliberate social policies in the United States have led to the Covid-19-related high death-toll among African American and other marginalised groups. We examine the controversial issue of screening for ACEs, and whether the ACEs questionnaire is a suitable diagnostic tool. See. Tory privatisation is at the heart of the UK's disastrous coronavirus response. Amid the smog of lies and contradictions, there is one question we should never stop asking: why has the government of the United Kingdom so spectacularly failed to defend people’s lives? Why has “this fortress built by Nature for herself against infection”, as Shakespeare described our islands, succumbed to a greater extent than any other European nation to a foreseeable and containable pandemic?

Part of the answer is that the government knowingly and deliberately stood down crucial parts of its emergency response system. Another part is that, when it did at last seek to mobilise the system, crucial bits of the machine immediately fell off. There is a consistent reason for the multiple, systemic failures the pandemic has exposed: the intrusion of corporate power into public policy. Privatisation, commercialisation, outsourcing and offshoring have severely compromised the UK’s ability to respond to a crisis. The Importance of Influencing Organizational Culture. Organisational culture/values/feeling/relationships/wellbeing in &after the pandemic-Karen Treisman.

L.php?u= Organizational Silence in the NHS: ‘Hear no, See no, Speak no’ (6) Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart. What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and loneliness now strike people down all over the world. The latest, catastrophic figures for children’s mental health in England reflect a global crisis. Decisions Under Uncertainty. Ministers considering renationalising England and Wales probation service.

Ministers are considering renationalising the entire probation service in England and Wales, the Guardian understands, in the latest twist in a long-running saga to unwind Chris Grayling’s disastrous changes to the sector. Under Grayling’s widely derided shake-up in 2014, the probation sector was separated into a public sector organisation managing high-risk criminals and 21 private companies responsible for the supervision of 150,000 low- to medium-risk offenders. Download Limit Exceeded. Marketisation of social work education: should we be concerned?

Uk-social-services-mutation-of-privatisation. Viewcontent. Jones-R-33572. What the NHS can learn from the introduction of markets in social care. The Health and Social Care Act was controversially enacted by the coalition government, introducing competition into the NHS. 42489729. A race to the bottom in social care provision. Much recent commentary about the poor and declining pay and conditions of care workers (Cuts forcing care firms to break minimum wage laws, 23 October) has rightly drawn attention to the contributory role of cuts in local authority budgets.

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