Working with Traumatised Children and Young People – a personal reflection


Working with Traumatised Children and Young People – a personal reflection One aspect of my work is supervising therapists working in schools – @90% of whose caseload is with children who in their first few years either witnessed domestic violence, were physically abused, were neglected, emotionally abused or sexually abused. In a couple of cases … Continue reading Working with Traumatised Children and Young People – a personal reflection

Regional BPF – Teaching Traumatised Children and Young People


IRCT in partnership with Warwickshire Virtual School and Trinity School held a BPF for VSHs and Schools last Friday. It was an excellent day with three sought after speakers, who gave their precious time to talk about their work. Betsy de Thierry presented a framework for use in schools to identify what support and help … Continue reading Regional BPF – Teaching Traumatised Children and Young People

Another Successful BPF


‘Just Excellent’ ‘So many experts in one room’! We heard from  Mark Kerr:  ‘Care Past, Present and Future; a Critical Appraisal of Outcomes for Looked after Children’ Dr Matt Woolgar: ‘Taking care of the mental health needs of looked after children: Avoiding the one size fits all approach’ Feedback from participants was very positive: ‘Challenging and high quality … Continue reading Another Successful BPF

Best Practice Forum July 8th 2015


Lord Francis Listowel opened the event by welcoming us to the event at the House of Lords.  Dr Sean Cameron spoke on ‘The emotional warmth dimension of childcare; Empowering the carers of children who have been rejected, neglected and abused.’  He started his presentation by quoting Alice Millar, US Psychologist and author; ‘It is possible to love a … Continue reading Best Practice Forum July 8th 2015

Campaigners call for new vision for children in care


Campaigners call for new vision for children in care The Alliance for Children in Care and Care Leavers is calling for a clearer definition of what care is aiming to achieve. The group wants a statement in law defining the principal aim of the care system for those children who spend a significant time in care, as … Continue reading Campaigners call for new vision for children in care

Best Practice Forum Oct 17 2014


The Earl of Listowel, IRCT Patron opened the meeting with a warm welcome and reminded us about the importance of reflection and peer discussion. Stephen Bell, Chair of IRCT then explained the vision of the Institute as an organisation committed to focussing on the recovery of the traumatised child. He said that it aims to bring the … Continue reading Best Practice Forum Oct 17 2014

What will the journey look like for the survivors of Rotherham?


What will the journey look like for the survivors of Rotherham? In order to comprehend the recovery journey for a child such as those in the recent sexual exploitation cases in Rotherham, this paper shall paint a picture of the journey for a child victim from the point of disclosure. The first disclosure For a … Continue reading What will the journey look like for the survivors of Rotherham?

Rotherham CSE and need to provide trauma recovery


A large-scale national disaster is being unveiled by the media across the UK, following the launch of the Rotherham Abuse Inquiry report released on 26th August 2014. No one knows the true scale of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Rotherham, but the current conservative estimate is approximately 1400 children sexually exploited over the full Inquiry period from … Continue reading Rotherham CSE and need to provide trauma recovery