VCF comments are used to inform and influence child protection policies and practice; fuelled by our advocacy work with children and families


Why the current future is bleak for BME children in care

VCF – The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK seeks to understand why so many children are placed in care, in circumstances that do not benefit them in […]

Is effective family engagement too challenging, or do we not care – enough?

A VCF-commissioned report offers a realistic approach to engaging children and families within child protection. Evidence from a pilot study suggests that more should be done […]

How safe are our children in a public protection system?

Embed from Getty Images VCF – The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK believes that far fewer children could be removed than is currently the case, particularly from […]

We cannot continue to ignore race and identity within child protection

Ahead of a Channel 4 documentary called ‘Things we won’t say about race that are true’, former head of the Commission for Racial Equality, Trevor Phillips, […]

VCF Position Statement: FGM

VCF – The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK is concerned with the current multi-agency strategy to addressing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), not least that it may undermine […]