January can be a hard month for all of us - the lights and decorations have been taken down, the excitement of Christmas and the new year...
Mind Of My Own works with over 400 services across the UK, Europe and Australasia. Local Authorities, schools and residential agencies make up a large part of our thriving community of Practitioners passionate about placing the voice of the child at the heart of frontline practice.
Early intervention means identifying and providing effective early support to children and young people who are at risk of poor outcomes. Effective early intervention works to prevent problems from occurring or to tackle them head-on when they do, before problems get worse.
If a child is seeking refuge or has refugee status, governments must provide them with appropriate protection and assistance to help them enjoy all the rights in the Convention.
Our new survey tool SHOUT went live this year and the time is right to share some of our learnings. In the short time that we have been offering SHOUT, we have learnt a great deal about how to maximise the responses from young people.
From Jersey to the Shetland Islands is not far short of 1,000 miles and would involve non stop driving and sailing for about 24 hours; this is one view of the extent of our Mind Of My Own community!