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Why Does The Care System Need To Change And How

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  • Right to an adequate standard of care Right to grow up in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding,
  • duty to provide sufficient and diverse provision of quality placements for children in care within their local area
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    • 1.
      • Why does the care system need to change and how?
      • Janice Horslen
    • 2. Overview
      • Aims of the care system
      • Experiences of children in care
      • Funding
      • Quality and choice of placements
      • Workforce training and development
      • Public image
      • Conclusions
    • 3. Why the care system needs to change
      • Aims of the care system
      • Rights of the child; ECM outcomes
      • Reduce demand for adult welfare services
      • Societal impact of childhood abuse
    • 4. Why the care system needs to change
      • Experiences of children in care
      • 60% children in care experience emotional and mental health problems
      • Nearly a third of children in custody were previously in care
      • 15% children in care achieve 5 x A*-C GCSE
      • Difficulties often continue on leaving care
    • 5. Why the care system needs to change
      • Funding
      • Comprehensive policy framework but…
      • Funding designated for children in care inadequate
      • Lack of ring fencing
      • Postcode lottery of services
    • 6. How the care system needs to change
      • Funding
      • New duties , new funding
      • Prioritisation and ring- fencing
      • Annual budgets / life-course spending
    • 7. Why the care system needs to change
      • Quality and choice of placements
      • Importance of secure attachments ; a sense of permanency
      • Multiple placement changes common
      • Poor placement matching
      • Lack of support for kinship care  
    • 8. How the care system needs to change
      • Quality and choice of placements
      • Adherence to statutory duties
      • Increased funding
      • Improved training for carers
      • Improved pay and conditions for residential staff, foster and kinship carers
    • 9. Why the care system needs to change
      • Workforce training and development
      • Crisis of recruitment, retention and training
      • High caseloads ; low morale ; inadequate supervision
      • Lack of therapeutic , relationship-based work
      • Data management vs reflective practice
    • 10. How the care system needs to change
      • Workforce training and development
      • increase training in therapeutic practice
      • reflective practice; emotional intelligence
      • reform care planning tools
    • 11. Why the care system needs to change
      • Public image
      • Media portrayal of social work
      • Contributes to low recruitment, low morale, high turnover and high vacancy rates
      • Perceptions of children in care: saint or sinner?
    • 12. How the care system needs to change
      • Public image
      • Social work: positive media campaigns
      • Social work / journalists relations
      • Champion the child
    • 13.
      • Children enter care with poorer life chances than their peers
      • Care system intervenes effectively and enhances the life chances of many but many are failed
      • F or the care system to achieve its aims, it needs to change
      • Many reforms require additional funding
      • Fundamental change in public image of care required
      • Culture change
      Conclusions
    • 14.
      • Questions?