How the internet has helped to alleviate fears
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic was unleashed upon the world, the internet was already at the point in which it should be considered as a public utility.
Charity donations at the time of Covid-19
Charities fill a necessary gap in society. In the absence of other services, they care for those who are vulnerable. Whether this is through long term research into incurable diseases, care at home, a friendly voice to listen to or simply being a voice for the voiceless. Charities are every bit as vital to the wellbeing of the world as the NHS or social care.
The simple difference that volunteering can make in a time of crisis
Volunteering has been a word in common usage for hundreds of years. It is synonymous with acts of giving that are not limited to charity. Volunteer firefighters have been in common use in America since 1736 and now make up more than 70% of all firefighters in the country. At a time of crisis, they can make the difference between saving lives and disaster.
Children's Social Care
Positive steps to tackling county lines and gang behaviour*
Claudine Duberry, Director of Taking Positive Steps, explains how her organisation’s work can help tackle issues of youth engagement, gang involvement and county lines.
Renfrewshire Council implements ECLIPSE to support its transformation approach to improving social work and social care
The focus for Renfrewshire Council was to implement a system which promotes a transformation approach to pathways, processes and people behaviour with improved workflow. Like all local authorities in Scotland, Renfrewshire was on a journey to transform the services it provides, where the relationship between the user of services and staff was central.
Messaging and video…Will the pandemic change Children’s social care forever?
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our ways of working and living in ways we couldn’t have imagined a few short months ago. Some of these changes might be temporary and some of them might become the new normal.
Four Welsh Councils select ECLIPSE for Education to transform children’s lives
Denbighshire County Council, Wrexham County Borough Council, Flintshire County Council and Conwy County Borough Council have selected ECLIPSE for Education to support their Additional Learning Needs service.
The hidden cost of returning to school
Children will soon be heading back to the classroom. This is against a backdrop of exam controversy, six months away from teaching and months’ isolation. It will reveal a raft of changes in each child, ranging from anxiety to being behind in subject knowledge and what most are now worried about, abuse. With the return to school looming in the distance, teachers, social workers and healthcare professionals are bracing themselves for what could be found.
Highly Commended at the MJ Awards 2020
The country's first bi-borough partnership for SEND has been Highly Commended in the prestigious MJ Awards, under the category of innovation in Children's Services. It is a proud moment for all the parties involved and coincides with the one year anniversary of when the project was completed.