Storing up trouble: NCB report exposes major failures in the system


In September 2017, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children (APPGC) launched an inquiry into the causes and consequences of varying thresholds for children’s social care. The Inquiry’s findings are published in the report ‘Storing up trouble: a postcode lottery of children’s social care’. This vital document exposes major failures in the system designed to support … Continue reading Storing up trouble: NCB report exposes major failures in the system

Turning Children’s Lives Around


At our latest Best Practice Forum in June 2018, our keynote speakers Richard Cross (Head of Assessment & Therapy for Five Rivers Child Care) and Alison Hodgetts (a Registered Clinical Psychologist) gave a talk entitled “Turning Children’s Lives Around” – overcoming the impact of childhood adversity through therapeutically focused integrated care.

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?

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