The latest child welfare items that should be right on your radar:
- House of Commons debate: The recruitment and retention of foster carers (check back to see who has asked for this debate and for its briefing paper)
- Cafcass to improve practice when representing children in public court cases (for the millionth time)
- Integrated birth certificates for adoptees (Victoria, Australia)
Ian Josephs said:
A good step forward for those “representing” children in public court cases would be to oblige the representative to meet the children and obtain the views of those capable of expressing them.
Unfortunately most of these representatives ignore the children they claim to represent and never bother to talk to them or visit them !