The Home Office and the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) will invest in assessing how effective trauma-informed practice is to protect children against violence, it has been announced.
Safe and trauma-informed youth spaces are key to tackling serious youth violence, a new report has found, calling for increased funding for youth services and a rollback of police powers.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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