As some of our readers will know, during the day Researching Reform works as a child rights journalist and our latest story is about a groundbreaking new project which is reuniting children in the care system with their birth families.
The project is run by Coventry City Council. The story includes the personal experiences of mothers and their children being reunited, and how this project and the social work teams inside it, work to support rather than judge families. The project is starting to be rolled out across other councils, and families can ask to be referred to the scheme.
The piece is free to read on Byline Times and can be accessed here.
For those on Twitter who feel this new initiative would benefit people in your network, you can access and tweet or share the link here.
We would like to thank the mothers and the children who spoke with us, and shared their stories with us, and the team at Coventry City Council who were open to discussing the challenges inside the system and are trying to change social work practice.
Reblogged this on tummum's Blog and commented:
Well done Researching Reform. Clayton sounds like a fair, reasonable and realistic man Xx
Stacey Adams said:
We need this in Cumbria asap rather than be punished for life for a man abusing you. No support what so ever.
Ian Josephs said:
Abolish forced adoption and abolish “punishment without crime” (removing children from strictly law abiding parents ).
There would then be very few children adopted or in care seeking in vain for news of their birth parents
Richard Lung said:
Bless you, Ian Josephs. “Punishment without crime” is also the treatment of helpless impaired elderly people locked in care homes and other institutions. Deprivation of Liberties compare to psychologists madness-inducing sensory deprivation experiments. DoLS should be abolished. They break the hearts and health of the weak and innocent, treated as if they were capital criminals. They incentive social services to defame families characters, to supersede them, and shut them up with compliant Draconian secret courts.