How can service managers make children’s lives better?

2nd October 2013

By Ian Sinclair An exciting day, 75 years old and my first ever blog!  Apparently it has to be short, controversial, easy to understand and linked to research.  These things to my mind do not go easily together.  Whatever … Here’s a thought: ‘Those who manage services for children in care have no idea how […]


Young people’s difficulties with executive functioning

17th September 2013

Have you worked with a young person in foster care who seemed to have difficulties with executive functions, or have you been that young person? What strategies worked well to help develop executive functioning (EF)? What didn’t work so well? Mimi Kirke-Smith at City University writes.. Have you considered the possibility that maltreated children who […]


Young person’s view on merging the roles of Children’s Rights Director and Children’s Commissioner

13th August 2013

From Matt, a care-experienced member of A National Voice.  My name is Matt, I’m 21years old and was in care for 11 years, my time in care was mixed with over 25 placements and many issues along the way.  If I could change one thing to do with the care system, it would be to […]


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