Virtual reality

9 March 2017 News Round-up SOCIAL WORKERS should use social media to try to contact a parent ahead of court proceedings, according to a judge who abandoned a final adoption order hearing after it emerged that the mother had not been informed it was taking place because the local authority had failed to track her…

Foster care for sale?

23 February 2017: News round-up FOSTER CARERS registered with Acorn Care and Education Group in parts of Wales, Norfolk and Luton could find themselves transferred to a new fostering employer to enable a merger between the National Fostering Agency and Acorn to go ahead. The move comes after the Competition and Markets Authority launched an…

Stories of shock and despair

5 January 2017: News round-up A FILM produced for Leicestershire Police to highlight the dangers of online grooming has been criticised for showing depictions of rape and violence to children who might already have experienced sexual abuse or exploitation. The film entitled “Kayleigh’s love story” narrates the grooming, rape and murder of 15 year old Kayleigh Harwood in…