News 2021: 10 items (Trauma informed)

26/08/2022: 449]

Trauma-informed practice (TIP) emphasises young people’s resilience and ability to recover from adverse childhood experiences and is increasingly being used by services working with children and families.

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24/06/2022: 449]

At an event to mark the sixth anniversary of social justice charity Peer Power, the House of Lords heard that “now more than ever, young people need to be heard”. The charity launched its research The Empathy Report at the event which explores the importance of “youth services dealing with trauma being delivered by people with lived experience”.

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13/06/2022: 449]

Specialist teams offering “vital” support to vulnerable babies and young children affected by trauma are needed to ease the pressure on health and education providers, a charity says.

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04/05/2022: 449]

Northamptonshire Police has overhauled how it deals with children in custody by focusing on helping them to tackle trauma in their lives. The trauma-informed custody programme aims to better support children who have been arrested by focusing on understanding the impact of trauma, neglect or abuse.

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28/03/2022: 449]

The latest (25 March 2022) Academic Insights published by HM Inspectorate of Probation provides an overview of the concept of Transitional Safeguarding which argues for a more fluid non-binary approach to safeguarding, recognising that the transition to adulthood is a process that continues beyond an 18th birthday, and that many harms and traumas do not stop at this age.

Read: Russell Webster

23/03/2022: 449]

Most deprived areas with greatest needs least likely to have good-quality children’s services, finds paper that challenges previous findings of no link between council spend and performance. Councils that spend more on early help and those with wealthier populations are more likely to receive an outstanding or good Ofsted grade, research has found.

Read: Community Care

11/03/2022: 449]

The Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime is a longitudinal programme of research on pathways into and out of offending for a cohort of around 4,300 young people who started secondary school in Edinburgh in 1998. The latest (8th) report of the study published earlier this week followed-up cohort members at age 35.

Read: Russell Webster

24/02/2022: 449]

A new paper by Dr Anne-Marie Day (@Anne_MarieDay) published in the Youth Justice Journal makes for interesting reading. ‘It’s a Hard Balance to Find’: The Perspectives of Youth Justice Practitioners in England on the Place of ‘Risk’ in an Emerging ‘Child-First’ World” highlights the challenges for youth justice practitioners in how to work with children when there are so many confusing and contradictory narratives coming from central government. It particularly focuses on the confusion between whether practitioners should prioritise the management of risk or adopt a child first approach

Read: Russell Webster

20/01/2022: 449]

Methods used by social workers that focus on supporting children in care who have experienced trauma are failing to meet expectations, a new study suggests. Trauma-informed care (TIC), which considers the abuse and neglect experienced by looked-after children, is widely used in social work and is expected to lead to effective support.

Read: Children and Young People Now

15/12/2021: 449]

Charity Save the Children is calling on ministers to introduce an urgent boost in early intervention funding to prevent further child deaths following the murders of Star Hobson and Arthur Labinjo-Hughes. Dan Paskins, Save the Children’s director of UK impact, says the government needs to “immediately triple early intervention funding to ensure children and families get help when they need it”.

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29/11/2021: 449]

An educational training programme to help raise awareness of the effect of trauma on children has been launched in Northern Ireland. The training will give 60,000 education staff the opportunity to improve their understanding of trauma. Education Minister Michelle McIlveen said she was confident the “thought provoking” training would help children achieve their full potential.

Read: BBC

29/11/2021: 449]

The latest report from the probation inspectorate in its Academic Insights series summarises findings from recent research in Manchester which explored adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), serious youth violence (SYV), trauma-informed practice, and youth participation. The children in the study typically had multiple ACEs, and the authors, Paul Gray, Hannah Smithson and Deborah Jump, highlight how knowledge and understanding of these ACEs should be used to co-develop with children, personalised approaches to addressing their involvement in serious youth violence which consider both socio-cultural and psycho-social factors.

Read: Russell Webster

19/11/2021: 449]

More than a million vulnerable children’s life chances are being damaged by a decade of cuts to support services that should be reversed, the House of Lords Public Services Committee has said.

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20/08/2021: 449]

In part 2 of her Review of Drugs, Dame Carol Black says we need increased focus on primary prevention and early intervention.

Read: Russell Webster

18/06/2021: 449]

The Duchess of Cambridge has launched the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of the early years. The centre, which has been developed with input from the Anna Freud Centre, will focus on research, working with people across the private, public and voluntary sectors on new solutions and campaigning to raise awareness.

Read: Children and Young People Now

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