My Turn to Talk
Subtitle:A guide to help children and young people in care aged 11 or younger, have a say about how they are looked after
Clare Lanyon and Ruth Sinclair
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Written specifically for children and with colour illustrations throughout, this guide offers practical tips for children on how they can have a say in how they are cared for, including their review meetings. The guide was written following extensive consultation with children and young people in care.
The guide includes:
- a description of the care planning process
- advice on how children and young people can have more say in decisions about all aspects of their care
- what to do if they are unhappy
- where to go for extra help.
Practitioners who will find this resource useful include: care workers, social workers, LAC team managers, care homes, Independent Review Officers and carers/parents. Published 2005, updated and reprinted 2009 Also, in the same series, My turn to talk (12 and over).
As Director of Research, Dr Ruth Sinclair developed and managed the extensive research and evaluation programme of NCB. Prior to this Ruth worked at Loughborough University and as Head of Research and Evaluation at Leicestershire Social Services Department. Ruth has many years experience in conducting research on and with children. She has a particular interest in children in public care or in receipt of social care and in children's participation in decision-making. She is also interested in developing child-centred research approaches that include the views and perspectives of children and involves them as widely as possible in all stages of the research process. Claire Lanyon was a research officer at NCB for many years. Claire has wide experience in gathering the views of children and young people using very participatory research methods.
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