Children’s Rights in Practice

In the last month, the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children held two meetings: Monday 8 May 2006 – Children’s Workforce.  With presentations from Rt Hon. Baroness Morris of Yardley (Chair, Children’s Workforce Development Council) and Paul Ennals (Chair, Children’s Workforce Network).  Wednesday 17 May 2006 – Education and Inspections Bill.  With a presentation by … Read more

Citizen Leadership

Involving looked after young people and care leavers in the teaching of social work students “Absolutely brilliant. Made me realise or re-realise why I want to be a social worker. As academia has been first and foremost in my thoughts recently, am I capable? etc. But today’s exercise just reinstalled my beliefs and expectations for … Read more

News Views : June 2006

A mixture of news items, future events, sales pitches, comments and whimsies, including play, reading methods, internet safety, poverty, food and drink, living history, bad behaviour and boarding education. Play Over the next few years we can expect to see play facilities for children expanding across the country. Gateshead Council now has 134 fixed play … Read more

Remember : June 2006

It was in January 2001 that we commemorated the life of Meir Gottesmann, an outstanding child care worker and a most remarkable man. He had survived the Holocaust as a teenager by walking to Israel, and he had built up the largest child care organisation in the country. Despite his achievements, he remained modest and … Read more

CWDC Announces Tour of Country to Meet Children and Young People’s Workforce

The following item was received from the Children’s Workforce Development Council. In view of the importance of this consultation, we are printing their announcement in full. The CWDC has announced the dates and locations for its Regional Tours. The organisation is visiting the nine English regions to meet the children and young people’s workforce, share … Read more