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Regulation of children’s homes

The Department for Education (DfE) has opened a consultation seeking views on professional registration and regulation of the children’s homes workforce. The DfE is looking for responses from children’s homes providers, local authorities, representative organisations, social workers, people who work in children’s homes, ‘regulation 44’ visitors and young people with experience of children’s homes.

Further details are available here.

Closing date: 27 August 2019 

Children’s social care workforce inquiry

The House of Commons Education Select Committee has launched an inquiry to look at the children’s social care workforce. The Committee is inviting written submissions addressing questions including: what is needed from social work – and by social workers in 2019; the capacity and ability of social workers to intervene early to help, support and protect children and their families; and how initiatives and reforms to social work training have impacted on the social work workforce.

Further details are available here.

Closing date: 30 August 2019

Young people wanted to re-design the welfare state

Children England is looking for young people aged 13-21 to lead the next phase of the ChildFair State Inquiry: research and development of a new vision for the welfare state. The project will deal with questions such as: how schools, housing and health can become child- and young people-centred, and how neighbourhoods can help young people thrive. This team of Young Leaders will be supported by Leaders Unlocked, a specialist social enterprise that helps organisations to engage effectively with young people and underrepresented groups, to design and deliver the research project, engaging a total of around 2,500 children and young people.

Further details are available here.

Closing date: 27 September 2019

Children and young people in custody inquiry

The House of Commons Justice Committee is holding an inquiry into children and young people in custody in England and Wales. The inquiry will look at: how the young offender population has changed and the challenges in managing this group; whether the secure estate is a fit and proper place to hold children and young people; and arrangements for resettlement and rehabilitation.

Further details are available here.

Closing date: 01 October 2019 

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