Base decisions on need, not legal status, the Care Inquiry urges

Eight leading charities are urging the Government to rethink care and the way in which the most vulnerable children and families who encounter the care system are treated in England. The call to base decisions on need and not legal status comes following an eight-month inquiry into the best way to provide permanent homes for […]

Session three presentation: What do we need to change in law, policy and practice?

This presentation was presented by Professor Gill Schofield, from the School of Social Work at University of East Anglia, at the final session of the Care enquiry on January 8th 2012.

Session three roundup – Building futures

The third evidence session of the Care Inquiry took place on 8th January at the Nuffield Foundation, London, attended by social care professionals, representatives from the eight Care Inquiry charities and care experienced young people and care givers.

The Care Inquiry draws to close with final session

The third and final session of the Care Inquiry will take place in London on Tuesday 8 January. This session follows two previous evidence sessions in November and December, a Parliamentary briefing and a consultation with young people with experience of care in December.

Parliamentary briefing and Guardian Q&A

The Care Inquiry has this week (Wednesday 12 December) attended the House of Lords to make presentations of academic evidence and to share the lived experiences of young people and foster carers with a group of MPs and Lords.

The Care Inquiry addresses parliamentarians

The focus should be on finding security and stability for children who can’t live with their birth parents (temporarily or permanently), rather than on legal status, a group of MPs and peers will be told today (Wednesday 12 December).

The view from the chair, session two

Robert Tapsfield, chair of the Care Inquiry steering group said: “I am chairing today’s session of the Care Inquiry where we are listening to lived experience of care. This is the second of three sessions held with representatives from across the care system and those who have lived and worked with children at different stages […]