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

Attachment Aware/Trauma Informed Practice in School


I am very fortunate that my office is three doors away from the school counsellor.  I say fortunate because I am able to speak relatively regularly to her, and not only gain incredible insight from her comments but also to recognise and celebrate the unique and positive impact she has upon the school community.  I … Continue reading Attachment Aware/Trauma Informed Practice in School

IRCT Best Practice Forum – Launch Day


Lord Francis Listowel, IRCT Patron, opened the Forum by welcoming members. He stressed the importance of the Forum members to join the IRCT to share good practice and he ably articulated the personal element of working to ensure that recovery is available to all children who have experienced trauma. Stephen Bell, Chair of the IRCT … Continue reading IRCT Best Practice Forum – Launch Day