Articles tagged with safeguarding
The wrong approach?
“The role of Government, both central and local, is not to get involved in the detail of service provision. It is to set the broad objectives, to resource services adequately and to hold those delivering services to account…” Chris Mills looks at the decision by Coventry City Council to appoint a retired high court judge to advise it on child protection.
Sixteen principles for better and safer practice
“Sometimes it seems that there is something about child protection that defies all attempts at improvement. The case of Daniel Pelka, and the uninspiring report into his tragic death, only serves to deepen frustrations.” Chris Mills outlines sixteen principles for better and safer practice.
Damaged children: Tahira
In my last post, I stated that I was going to write about some of the damaged children I have come across in my teaching career, explaining what support was given and the impact this had on them and their classmates. This is the first of these posts. Tahira Tahira was in Year 2 when […]
Information can support families and safeguard children
Back in June of 2012 I blogged about an idea I’d had 18 months before. It was an idea I wasn’t really getting anywhere with because my circle of influence didn’t include the right decision makers to move that idea forward. It’s over here if you wanted to read the frustration. But, there’s good news, so I […]
Care funding? ..You want me to pay HOW much?
In the shoes of… Gill’s Mum Introduction by Gill Phillips Some of you will know that my 90 year old Mum ventured into the occasional blogwriting moment last year and was genuinely surprised when people actually seemed interested in her views! This says a lot about how older people perceive their role in the UK […]