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VCF Blog

09/08/2017

Government ‘anti-radicalisation’ strategy presents a counter-intuitive approach for social work with children and families

VCF – The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK is concerned with the increasing numbers of children being kept on child protection plans, despite concluding Section 47 investigations, […]
20/12/2016

Engaging communities and families; a community-led response to emerging national and international crisis for children

20 December 2016 Engaging communities and families; a community-led response to emerging national and international crisis for children With the uncertainty of ‘Brexit’ (the result of the […]
26/09/2016

VCF calls for more practical approach to FGM in the UK

26 September 2016: VCF calls for more practical approach to FGM in the UK The Home Affairs Committee has published its latest report on FGM prevention, […]
17/05/2016

Open Letter to Inspectorates for Children’s Services, and Crown Prosecution Service

18 May 2016 OPEN LETTER TO OFSTED, CARE QUALITY COMMISSION, HM INSPECTORATE OF CONSTABULARY, HM INSPECTORATE OF PROBATION – AND THE CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE Dear Sir/Madam […]
29/03/2016

Why do we urge public reporting of child abuse, if we are not prepared to listen?

VCF – The Victoria Climbié Foundation UK believes that a national campaign urging the public to report child abuse is unlikely to deliver on its stated […]
08/01/2016

2016: What next for child protection?

The following VCF comment was posted online in November 2010 yet the message is largely the same today, as it was then. Again, the narrative is that […]
18/12/2015

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 […]
18/09/2015

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 […]