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Accessibility Plans as Effective Tools for Inclusion in Schools, Are They Working?
Added: 24/01/2020 at 10:15 am Category: Diversity, Education, Health/Wellbeing
New research project report highlights “shocking impact” on disabled pupils of schools’ failures around Accessibility Plans and equality of access.
Advice to parents and carers on gangs
Added: 17/08/2018 at 9:30 am Category: Crime/ASB
The vast majority of young people are not involved in gangs and want nothing to do with them. However, the behaviour of the small number of young people who are involved has a significant impact on communities, on their families and associates, as well as themselves.This leaflet sets out some information to help parents identify and respond if their children are affected by gangs.
Approaches to preventing and tackling bullying
Added: 22/06/2018 at 8:44 am Category: Bullying, Health/Wellbeing
Qualitative research to understand anti-bullying practices schools have found effective.
These include approaches to tackling bullying generally and more specific types of bullying, for example:
•special educational needs and disability (SEND) bullying
•lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) bullying
The report contains common themes found throughout the research and 7 case studies. It’s intended to be used as a resource by schools and other stakeholders looking for examples of anti-bullying practices.
Back to School? Breaking the link between school exclusions and knife crime
Added: 28/10/2019 at 8:20 am Category: Crime/ASB, Education
School exclusions have been increasing at an alarming rate. Huge proportions of excluded children have special educational needs and other, often unaddressed, vulnerabilities. In many cases there is literally nowhere for them to go. All children must have access to the high-quality full-time education that gives them the best chances in life, to stay away from harm and go on to achieve their potential. It’s a travesty that so many children are being locked out of education and the opportunities that come with it. Schools have a vital role to play in the effort to prevent and tackle serious youth violence. Excluding a child must be a last resort. But too often we are hearing of schools struggling to find resources to support children and manage their behaviour, or being too hasty to exclude a child for minor misbehaviour.
Becoming Trauma Informed
Added: 06/07/2018 at 12:43 pm Category: Crime/ASB, Safeguarding
Criminal justice professionals have become more aware of the effects of interpersonal violence on the lives of many women and of the impact this has in custodial settings. Jurisdictions need to become “trauma informed” in order to understand and deal with the effects of toxic stress, neglect, and abuse on the physical health, mental health, and management issues of women involved in the criminal justice system. When criminal justice staff members become trauma informed, they develop greater understanding of the typical behaviours that are reactions to authority and confinement, and they gain new skills in responding to these behaviours. Using trauma-informed practices also enhances safety and security in women’s facilities.
Briefing on key updates to statutory guidance for schools in England – Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018)
Added: 04/09/2018 at 8:56 am Category: Safeguarding
The Department for Education (DfE) has published an updated version of the statutory guidance Keeping children safe in education (2018), which revises and replaces the 2016 guidance. This will come into force for schools in September 2018. It sets out what schools and colleges in England must do to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18.
Briefing: Falling through the Gaps in Education
Added: 26/03/2018 at 10:22 am Category: Health/Wellbeing
Measuring and assessing the scale of vulnerability among children in England in order to reduce those vulnerabilities is one of my key priorities. In July 2017, I published a report called ‘Vulnerability in Children’ which brought together a range of information held by government departments, agencies and others to reveal shocking statistics about the number of children living in vulnerable situations. It estimated that half a million children – a number equivalent to the entire population of the city of Manchester – need direct intervention or care from the state because they are living vulnerable lives.
Care Proceedings in England: The case for clear blue water
Added: 02/11/2018 at 9:18 am Category: Safeguarding
Over the last 10 years in England, there has been a significant increase in the number of families brought into public care proceedings because of concerns about the care and protection of their children. 20% of those children return home on Supervision Orders. This policy briefing argues that families subject to thin, red line decisions, where the decision to remove a child from his or her parents could go either way, should be diverted away from Court. There should be clear blue water between children brought into care proceedings and other children considered to be at risk of significant harm.
Child arrests in England and Wales 2018 – Research briefing
Added: 16/12/2019 at 7:58 am Category: Crime/ASB
In 2010, the Howard League launched a programme to reduce the high number of child arrests in England and Wales. We have worked closely with police forces around the country to reduce the number of children coming into the criminal justice system and to prevent children’s lives being blighted by criminal records and unnecessary police contact.
Child Centred Policing – National Strategy for the Policing of Children & Young People
Added: 09/11/2018 at 2:30 pm Category: Safeguarding, Youth Justice
In this strategy we have set out our key principles which we believe are important when policing children and young people. In order to provide focus, we have aligned the strategy with the four priority areas identified within the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children Report “Its all about trust; building good relationships between children and the police.”
Childline Annual Review 2018/19
Added: 21/11/2019 at 7:53 am Category: Safeguarding
The Annual Review shows Childline delivered 4,500 counselling sessions around child sexual exploitation in 2018/19 – a 16% increase on the previous year.1 The youngest child was just 9. In more than a third of counselling sessions about child sexual exploitation young people said they were targeted online – usually through social media or video games, and often by their peers or people they knew.
Children and Young Persons Act 2008
Added: 23/08/2018 at 1:17 pm Category: Safeguarding, Youth Justice
An Act to make provision about the delivery of local authority social work services for children and young persons; to amend Parts 2 and 3 of the Children Act 1989; to make further provision about the functions of local authorities and others in relation to children and young persons; to make provision about the enforcement of care standards in relation to certain establishments or agencies connected with children; to make provision about the independent review of determinations relating to adoption; and for connected purposes
Children in Custody 2018–19
Added: 17/02/2020 at 7:54 am Category: Youth Justice
M Inspectorate of Prisons, as part of our regular inspection process at secure training centres (STCs) and young offender institutions (YOIs) conducts surveys of the children who are detained in those establishments. These surveys contribute to the evidence upon which we judge the treatment and conditions experienced by those being held in custody. They are particularly valuable, not only in providing data about the perceptions at the time of the inspection, but also in giving indications of trends. This is why we consider it essential that we maintain the tempo of our inspection activity in STCs and YOIs.
Children’s Voices: The Wellbeing of Children excluded from Schools and in Alternative Provision
Added: 26/03/2018 at 10:23 am Category: Education, Health/Wellbeing
This report explores findings from an evidence review of the views, perspectives and experiences of children who have been, or are at risk of being, excluded from school and children in alternative provision, on matters related to their subjective wellbeing. The report forms part of a series of studies examining the subjective wellbeing of vulnerable groups of children in England. This series was produced as part of a larger project focused on improving evidence about childhood vulnerability.
Children’s Voices: The Wellbeing of Children in Detention in England
Added: 26/03/2018 at 10:25 am Category: Health/Wellbeing, Youth Justice
This report explores findings from an evidence review of the views, perspectives and experiences of children in detention, on matters related to their subjective wellbeing. This report forms part of a series of studies examining the subjective wellbeing of vulnerable groups of children in England. This series was produced as part of a larger project focused on improving evidence about childhood vulnerability.
Children’s Voices: The Wellbeing of Children involved in Gangs in England
Added: 26/03/2018 at 10:26 am Category: Crime/ASB, Health/Wellbeing
This paper reports the findings from an evidence review of the views, perspectives and experiences of children in involved in gangs, on matters related to their subjective wellbeing. The report forms part of a series of studies examining the subjective wellbeing of vulnerable groups of children in England. This series was produced as part of a larger project focused on improving evidence about childhood vulnerability.
Counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) 2018
Added: 06/07/2018 at 7:28 am Category: Education, Prevent, Safeguarding
This updated and strengthened CONTEST strategy reflects the findings of a fundamental review of all aspects of counter-terrorism, to ensure we have the best response to the heightened threat in coming years from all forms of terrorism. Our counter-terrorism strategy will continue to be organised within the tried and tested strategic framework of four ‘P’ work strands, each comprising a number of key objectives:
•prevent: to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
•pursue: to stop terrorist attacks
•protect: to strengthen our protection against a terrorist attack
•prepare: to mitigate the impact of a terrorist attack
Covid-19 and early intervention: Evidence, challenges and risks relating to virtual and digital delivery
Added: 27/04/2020 at 9:45 am Category: Health/Wellbeing, Online Safety
The Covid-19 pandemic has created a global public health crisis that is having and will continue to have a profound impact on every area of life. Many services for children and families will face significant disruption, as a wide range of services – such as parenting classes, home visiting programmes, youth work, counselling services and school-based services – have traditionally been delivered face-to-face.
Covid-19 and early intervention: Understanding the impact, preparing for recovery
Added: 18/06/2020 at 9:04 am Category: Health/Wellbeing, Safeguarding
This report highlights the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown on local services for children and families, based on the experiences of service leaders and head teachers, and explores their responses to both the immediate challenges and the major challenges on the horizon, as the country moves towards recovery.
Covid-19: Expectations and Effects on Children Online
Added: 22/06/2020 at 9:06 am Category: Online Safety
Covid-19 has affected the lives of billions of people across the world, with unprecedented peacetime restrictions imposed. The reaction has been an extraordinary digital migration; a migration online to maintain some form of normality in terms of social, economic, entertainment and learning. In this resource, David Wright (Director of UK Safer Internet Centre) looks at the expectations and effects COVID-19 has had towards children online. This report breaks down the key findings:
Creating opportunity for all: our vision for alternative provision
Added: 05/11/2019 at 8:16 am Category: Education
This sets out how government will transform alternative provision to make sure these education settings provide high-quality teaching and an education that meets the individual needs of all children, regardless of their circumstances.
Criminal exploitation of children and vulnerable adults: county lines
Added: 08/11/2018 at 9:00 am Category: Crime/ASB, Safeguarding
This guidance outlines what county lines (and associated criminal exploitation) is, signs to look for in potential victims, and what to do about it. It does not provide information about the entirety of the county lines issue. The document is a supplement to an organisation’s existing safeguarding policies, to help identify and protect those exploited through this criminal activity.