All the essential module reading and resources are here for our Improving Children’s Reviews module. Click on the link to either download the resource or view on the original website, depending on the source.
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Legislation and Guidance
Putting Care into Practice – statutory guidance for local authorities on care planning, placement and case review for looked after children 2010
See also local authority Care Plan templates and forms.
Reports and Research
Children and young people’s views on safeguarding – research findings from 11 MILLION supported by Sherbert Research, 11 Million 2009
Start with the child, stay with the child: A Blueprint for a Child-centred Approach to Children and Young People in Public Care; Voice 2005
Making care plans work well for children: messages from UEA research into care planning and the role of the IRO; UEA 2015
Care Planning and the Role of the Independent Reviewing Officer
Report on ESRC research grant ES/J012149/1; UEA 2015
The role of Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs) in England
Final report; NCB 2015
How looked after children are involved in their review process; Have Your Say/NYA 2008
Pert, H, Diaz, C and Thomas, Nigel Children’s Participation in LAC Reviews: a study in one Engilsh local authority. Child and Family Social Work/UCLAN 2014.
It’s My Review Booklet, Kirklees Council
MOMO Get Ready paper version
See www.mindofmyown.org.uk for more info and apps
LAC Review Co-Chair guide, Croyden Council
Review Invite, Trafford Council
LAC questionnaire 8+, Trafford Council
LAC questionnaire 8-, Trafford Council
Adams, M; Brady, L; Johnson, M. An Advocate’s Guide to Complaints in England; Pavilion 2018
See also our Improving Reviews Module Reader for a summary of key research, legislation and good practice.