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Sibling sexual abuse: podcast

This episode discusses why sibling sexual abuse can be so challenging for social workers, how to work with the whole family and the shame, blame and denial of parents, as well as the fact that both the child who has been harmed and the child who has harmed are children, and use this opportunity to make a real positive difference to their lives and longer term outcomes.

How Brexit affects cross-border care proceedings

The legal framework for care proceedings involving children with European union connections changed at the end of 2020 due to Brexit. This guide explains what the system now involves

Brexit: nationality, asylum and local authorities’ responsibilities to support EU children’s applications for settled status

A guide to the impact of Brexit on citizenship, nationality, immigration and asylum and local authorities' duties to support EU children applying for settled status before 30 June 2021.

Test link to looked-after children quiz

Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020: guide to the changes

Summarises how the Amendment Regulations relax some local authority duties (for example, some of the timescales and process for looked-after children and adoption) during the coronavirus outbreak.

Fear and social work: podcast

Podcast discussion with Professor Brian Littlechild about sources of fear in social work, both generally and during Covid-19 and how to get support from your organisation

Fear and social work: podcast transcript

Written transcript of a conversation with Professor Brian Littlechild about sources of fear in social work, generally and during Covid-19 and how to get support.

Contextual safeguarding: podcast

Podcast discussion with Carlene Firmin, who developed the contextual safeguarding approach and a practitioner whose local authority is implementing it.

Contextual safeguarding: podcast transcript

Written transcript of discussion with Carlene Firmin, who developed the contextual safeguarding approach and a practitioner whose local authority is implementing it.

Adoption and Children (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 SI 445: guide to the changes