The Children and Families Truth Commission (formerly the Best Interests of the Child Review) is holding its next Zoom session on Sunday, and we have lots to share with you.
The commission, like the original review, will be documenting the experiences of children and their families inside the child protection sector, with a focus on how their human rights have been affected by decision-making, policies and laws inside the system.
At the online event the team will:
- Explain why we decided to change our investigation from a Review to a Truth Commission
- What the commission will do and how we will do it
- Talk you through the new website
- Share a consent form we’ve created for children and families who want to take part in the commission
- Ask you for your thoughts on the website, the consent form and our proposals for collecting your experiences of the child protection system in Britain
As always this event will be about you and your needs. The head of the commission, Michele Simmons, will host the event and Simon Haworth and Researching Reform (Natasha Phillips) will be offering Michele support and answering any questions directed at us.
Please spread the word if you’re happy to – our goal is to fill the commission with your voices and experiences and to amplify them so they cannot be ignored.
The event will take place on Sunday 3 April from 5pm to 6pm.
If you’d like to attend please email the commission at: email@example.com
Please let us know in your email if you are a parent or child who has experienced the child protection system, or a child welfare practitioner working in the sector. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link for the event.
Ian Josephs said:
Family law week published the extract below yesterday March 27th 2022 .It is only common sense to realise that as long as profits like this can be made the care system and the children trapped in it will continue to be an industry of child exploitation and waste of public money !
Top 10 children’s care providers made £300m profits, says Observer
The 10 largest providers of children’s social care placements made more than £300m in profits last year, according to research seen and reported by the Observer. Profits among the top 20 providers of care home and fostering places now amount to 20 per cent of their income.
The report follows publication earlier this month of a report by the Competition and Markets Authority in which it expressed concerns about financial stability of private children’s home providers and high profits in the sector.
For the Observer report, click here. For the CMA report, click here. (see family law week)
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keith brettwood said:
It always has been about the money. not the Children who are herded through this criminal farming system or the parents who are left to suffer PTSD for many years to come.
keith brettwood said:
“our goal is to fill the commission with your voices and experiences and to amplify them so they cannot be ignored.”
I like the sound of this.
well done to Natasha and associates for putting this together.
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