Charities and voluntary and community groups
There are many charities and voluntary and community groups that work with and support children, young people and families. The work they do is very important and they don't do it for money.
We talk to these groups to find out what is important to them and make sure this is also included in our work. We write leaflets to give them information about working with children and the work we do. We also give them money so...
A framework of skills, knowledge and behaviours for children's services leaders and managers.
Championing Children is a framework that establishes a shared set of skills, knowledge and behaviours for those who are leading and managing integrated children's services.
The framework provides a common understanding about the particular abilities required by leaders and managers of integrated services. Individuals, teams and organisations can use this method as a planning...
Child Care Careers In The UK
Early years is a sector which has always been of vital importance and is known for its dynamism. It needs high quality staff at all levels though, as those in this field play a key role in shaping and changing the lives of young people.
The CSWDC was created to provide support in the introduction of the Every Child Matters scheme
A career in EY is most certainly rewarding and important, so much so that the majority of people in this sector...
Fostering - provide a family life for children
Fostering (or foster care) can help to provide a family life for children and young people who are unable to live with their own parents for various reasons. It is most commonly used to provide a place of temporary care whilst parents can get help to sort issues, have a break, or to help children through a difficult situation.
How does fostering differ to adoption?
It is important to remember that when a child is in...
CWDC's vision is for the early years workforce to be led by well-skilled and highly motivated graduates. Early Years Professionals (EYPs) are these graduate leaders.
Together with our partners we have developed Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) to recognise graduate practitioners with the skills to lead high quality practice.
We are working with training providers, local authorities and employers across the country to train the EYPs of the future and make our...
In July 2010 a review was initiated by the Home Secretary to halt the further roll out of the Vetting and Barring Scheme. The reviews recommendations, given in February 2011, suggested that registration and monitoring of individuals in the scheme should be scrapped, and this formed part of the Protection of Freedoms Bill 2012. At the current time pre recruitment checks should still continue, and this situation will only chance once The Department for Education issues any...
Find out what we're doing to support practitioners working with children, young people and their families experiencing poverty and disadvantage.
What's the project?
To help meet the government's target of ending child poverty by 2020 CWDC has developed a set of resources to support those working with children and young people.
In 2011, CWDC coordinated the development of a training module and learner resource to help practitioners identify, assess and tackle...
"We want England to be the very best place in the world for children and young people to grow-up." Ed Balls, Secretary of State, Department of Children, Schools and Families
Working with children and young people offers rewarding, challenging and fascinating career opportunities. No two days are the same and there are a range of roles from leading a team to help 0-5 years old develop in early years settings as an Early Years Professional to providing drugs advice...
An overall description of the work of learning mentors
Learning mentors usually work in educational settings with pupils of all abilities who need help to overcome difficulties that are getting in the way of their learning.
The types of issues which may get in the way of learning can include family problems, bereavement, bullying, low self-confidence and poor study skills. Learning mentors develop one to one supportive relationships and also work in group...
Find out about children's social care and how we're supporting the workforce to improve results for cared-for children and their families.
Children's social care helps some of the most vulnerable children and their families, providing vital support and keeping them safe and protected from harm. This might mean offering practical or emotional support to overcome difficult situations or finding somewhere else for a child or young person to live if necessary.
Sponsor a Child in the UK - Make a Difference
Charities are always trying to push the boundaries while keeping within the realms of justification when beginning a new donation campaign. Our current partner charity is... Read more
Sponsor a Child in the UK, Give Hope For The Future
A loving mum and dad who comes to watch you on Sports day or when performing a show rehearsed in drama for a school play. A cuddle when you fall down by Mum, or Dad... Read more