Tag: changing_placement

February 14, 2017

14 February, 2017 Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love statistics. ‘Without data you are just another person with an opinion’ – W. E. Deming [1] So it was with growing unease that we dutifully recorded each month over the last few years the steady growth in the numbers of children and…

November 3, 2016

3 November, 2016 Themes from Nyland  #9 The team from the Guardian’s office have analysed the 850 pages and 260 recommendations from The life they deserve: Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report[1].  We have extracted some themes and priorities to allow us to critique the government’s response, judge the improvements over time and to shape…

October 22, 2013

The Guardian’s Inquiry into the Impact and Experience of Moving While in Care sought children’s views about the impact of changing their care placement and what would make it a better experience.  The Inquiry also sought the views of people who most influence placement moves and looked at case records to see what happens when…

May 28, 2013

The Guardian wants to find out what it’s like for children in care when they change placement so it can be made better for them. When we asked 20 children individually about their experiences, six themes emerged .  To check if we were on the right track, some young people from CREATE came around  to…

March 18, 2013

Many respondents to our Charter Champions survey believe that we coordinate well while others have observed that we do it seldom or not at all.  Perhaps ‘well’ means different things to different respondents?  Should it involve former or future carers, the child’s worker, teachers, psychologist?  Our free text survey produced all of these suggestions and…

February 26, 2013

In their time in care most children and young people will change their placement at least a few times and some will change many times.  While case records keep track of how many changes, far less is known about how the moves affect the young people and what can be done to ameliorate the loss…