Internship / Work / Job Skills Opportunities for Care Leavers

A free six week training programme is currently being offered to care leavers aged 16-26, starting 8thSeptember2015. Drive Forward Foundationexists as an organisation and registered charity to find sustainable employment for care leavers, aged 16-26, and support them to live a more independent life. The training programme aims to take individuals on a journey of discovery; involving interactive workshops and events designed to equip young people with the skills, confidence, motivation and networks needed to get a job. The next training programme is taking place...

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Achieving emotional wellbeing for looked after children: a whole system approach

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) undertook a project investigating whole systems approaches for improving the emotional wellbeing of looked after children in the UK. You can download a report here.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Principles of care

The Who Cares? Trust published a report setting out a vision for children in care and care leavers focusing on the care system, where the child lives, their education, what happens when things go wrong and leaving care. You can download the report here.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Children looked after placements by English local authorities as at 31 March 2014

This report presents information on the characteristics, including age, gender and ethnicity of all children looked after in Engalnd on 31 March 2014; where they were living and how long they have been there; and the providers of children's social care. To report can be dowloaded here.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Child sexual exploitation: 'making a difference' - the impact of the multi-agency approach to tackling CSE in Oxfordshire

This report outlines the collective work undertaken by agencies in Osfordshire to tackle perpetrators of child sexual exploitation (CSE) and protect children. You can download the report here.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Children's Social Care Innovation Programme

The Spring Consortium has just released the 3rd edition of the Children's Social Care Innovation Programme newsletter. To access the newsletter, please follow this link: The 53 projects have now moved into the delivery phase. The 3rd newsletter covers: · The first programme learning event · Some of the projects and how implementation of their innovations are going o North East Lincolnshire – Creating Strong Communities model o Priory Education Services – Belhave o Hertfordshire County Council – Family Safeguarding project ·Programme evaluation ·Programme news...

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Major review into why a high proportion of looked-after children end up in the criminal justice system.

A nine-month review has been launched into why a high proportion of looked-after children end up in the criminal justice system. Publicised by CommunityCare, the review, established by the Prison Reform Trust is seeking evidence from all those who have experience of the criminal justice system and the care system. Including: Children and Young people Families Carers Social Workers, and Youth Offending professionals Submissions can be sent to:

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Skills Match

Skills Match, is an interactive tooldeveloped by MIME Consulting in partnership with London Councils, and funded by theOpen Data Breakthrough Fund. Skills Match allows the visual exploration of the relationship between skills supply and employer demand (at Level 3 and below) in London up to 2020. Its purpose is to enable policy-makers, practitioners and employers to take an intelligence-led, geographically-specific approach to addressing youth unemployment in London.It does this bybringing together skills data and labour market data. Programs such as this could assist providers and...

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Race for Life 2015

Cristina & Rebecca, from LCS, are taking on the Race for Life London - Hampstead on Saturday 4 July 2015. The 5km run up hill and down dale (no stroll in the park!) is to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research UK. Yesterday they held a bake sale fundraising event at London Councils, raising extra money to add towards their fundraising total. If you would like to support Cristina & Rebecca their Justgiving page can be found here For information on where your donations...

Friday, 29 May 2015

Enterprise Fair and masterclasses for the unemployed and aspiring entrepreneurs

Address:The Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin Street, Deptford, London SE8 4RJDate:22 July 2015Time:10am to 4pm**FREE ENTRY** MPLOMEare proud to announce their first annual Enterprise Fair and masterclasses for those who are o n low incomes and aspiring entrepreneurs.Supported by Awards for All and the Peer Outreach Workers from the London Mayor's Office, this will benefit over 500 people across London. MPLOYME's aim is to offer an informative event that will positively engage attendees and improve their chances in getting employed. Attendees will benefit from access to...

Tuesday, 26 May 2015