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The latest news about children and young people from a range of news sources.

Transgender pupils ‘leaving schools over rights breaches’ (22/09/2017)

A growing number of families are taking their transgender children out of schools because their rights are being breached, it is claimed. Some schools are causing pupils stress by not using the name . . . they prefer or enforcing gendered uniform rules, the head of the Good Schools Guide says. This was leaving families with “no option but to pull transgender children out of a school”, says Bernadette John.
Full story: BBC

Funding formula poses ‘real problems’ for SEND pupils (22/09/2017)

Pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) face “real problems” as a result of the government’s funding plans, a school finance expert is warning. Under the Department for . . . Education’s latest proposals, local authorities will be restricted in the amount of money they can transfer from the main schools budget to prop up funding for pupils with “high needs”. High-needs funding is aimed at SEND pupils, and is under increasing pressure as budgets have been squeezed, the number of conditions being diagnosed has increased, and more children survive serious health conditions that cause developmental delays.
Full story: TES

Major youth work charities announce merger (22/09/2017)

Youth work organisations UK Youth and Ambition have merged, it has been announced. As part of a deal rubberstamped last month, Ambition has became a subsidiary of UK Youth in a move that the two . . . charities said will strengthen the voice and quality of the youth work sector. Anna Smee, chief executive of UK Youth, told CYP Now that talks between the two organisations have been happening on and off since the 1940s but the time is now right to make the move.
Full story: Children and Young People Now

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Find the latest events and conferences across the UK around children and young people.

Safeguarding Level 2 Awareness (Early Years and Childcare)

25/09/2017 (Christchurch)

This course aims to provide an awareness of safeguarding children and the policies and procedures involved in referring a case.

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DSCB/DSAB – Part 1 Understanding Domestic Abuse (Group 3 Refresher/Special Interest)

25/09/2017 (Filleigh Village Hall, Barnstaple)
This one day, face to face, multi agency course will examine current knowledge and information regarding DVA. It will equip practitioners with the skills they need to offer help and support to those . . . who access their services as a result of DVA. The course is practical and user-friendly. Participants will experience an enjoyable and productive workshop involving group discussion and participative exercises. More

Looking out for Lottie – spot the signs of child sexual exploitation

27/09/2017 (Bideford Arts Quay (Learn Devon), Bideford)
Focus on child sexual exploitation and online grooming with an opportunity to consider the ‘boyfriend style’ groomer perspective. Lottie is an interactive training tool with a new and innovative . . . approach using an online simulation. The simulation follows the story of Lottie, a schoolgirl, and how she becomes involved with Jake, a seemingly innocent boyfriend. Through the use of a social media interface, professionals ae able to learn about grooming by tracking the behaviour of the groomer. More

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Find the latest websites and resources about and for young people.

Stand against Violence

Stand Against Violence works with young people up to the age of 25 years and their associates to prevent violence. Our work to date has received overwhelmingly positive feedback reporting reductions in violence, fighting . . . and improved attitudes towards violence. We deliver violence prevention workshops and talks to education establishments, businesses, and the Community. The workshops and talks focus on personal safety; anger and aggression; basic life support and the awareness of choices and consequences. These workshops are ideal for PSHE, safeguarding and safety awareness education. More

EACH – Education Action Challenging Homophobia

EACH is the award-winning charity for adults and young people affected by homophobia and transphobia. It is also a not-for-profit training agency for employers and organisations committed to realising an equal and safe . . . working environment for all regardless of age, sex, ability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexuality. More

Plymouth and Devon Race Equality Council

PDREC is an independent and impartial registered charity working across Plymouth, Exeter and Devon to promote equality of opportunity and towards eliminating racial discrimination. We have an office in Plymouth.

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