Steve Marsden

Assessing Emergency Placements During the COVID-19 Pandemic

‘How do we make decisions for children during an emergency like COVID 19?’  Perhaps, not surprisingly, this is the number 1 question we’ve been asked recently.  It’s a very hard question to answer, especially when we know your aim is to do the best you can for the children you’re protecting and caring for. Often, …

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How to connect and find your people – building a sense of belonging

“Roots and wings!” She exclaimed, “roots and wings! It’s our job, as mothers, to strengthen their roots so that wherever they are, they can fly.” So said one of the most wonderful friends I’ve ever made in a lifetime of moving around.We were sitting in her kitchen one day, talking about our kids and our …

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Why Unregulated Children’s Homes Are Problematic

Recently, I watched this news item about unregulated children’s homes in the UK.   Unregulated homes are a global problem. Unregulated means there is no clear minimum standards or national inspection framework or license system. Homes can operate as they wish. This can also apply outside children’s homes to unregulated foster care, kinship care or reunification …

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2018 – Growing pains are worthwhile when they mean more children end up in safe families!

2018 was a huge year of growth and change for us – so huge it’s taken us until the end of February to catch our breath and tell you about it! We travelled from East to West to work with over 30 organisations on their journey to improve the way they care for children and …

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