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16/05/2022: Children’s activity levels have not recovered after end of Covid restrictions – study

Children have become more sedentary and their physical activity levels have deteriorated in the wake of the pandemic even after the lifting of restrictions, a study suggests. Researchers said child . . . physical activity levels fell below national guidelines during the Covid-19 crisis and did not recover when lockdowns ended.
Guardian

15/05/2022: Junk food: Obesity strategy falling apart, Jamie Oliver says

Health campaigners say the government’s obesity strategy is “falling apart”, after it delayed bans on multi-buy deals for junk food and pre-watershed TV advertising for at least a year. Chef Jamie . . . Oliver said banning adverts was vital to protecting child health.
BBC

13/05/2022: Covid inquiry broadens scope to include children

The scope of the UK public inquiry into the handling of the Covid pandemic has widened to include a focus on children.

BBC

13/05/2022: Children’s minister reveals plans to consult on relaxation of childcare ratios

The government will consult on relaxing childcare ratios for two-year-olds to bring England in line with Scotland before the summer, the children’s minister has announced.

Children and Young People Now

13/05/2022: Covid inquiry expands scope to include impact on children

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children and young people is set to be included in the UK public inquiry into the handling of the health crisis.

Children and Young People Now

13/05/2022: Formal youth work evaluation risks future of long-term provision, researchers warn

Outcomes-based evaluation of youth work disrupts practitioners’ relationships with children and threatens the future of long-term provision, research has shown.

Children and Young People Now

13/05/2022: Six steps forward for diversion in the youth justice system

The Centre for Justice Innovation published their briefing ‘Strengthening Youth Diversion’ in 2020. Since then, there have been some important positive changes which suggest that the use of diversion . . . in the youth justice system will continue to increase and improve.
Youth Justice Legal Centre

12/05/2022: Playground overhaul needed so disabled children can join the fun, charity says

Disabled children can find themselves excluded from their local playgrounds because of poor design and a lack of consideration of their needs. But now disability equality charity Scope has started a . . . campaign to help parents fighting for change.
BBC

Upcoming Events

26/05/2022: Fighting Racial Injustice Training: Racism at the Police station, Diversion and Racial trauma

How to improve the experience, legal representation & outcomes of Black, Brown and Racialised Children in the criminal justice system
Free
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08/06/2022: Online Safety Live – England (Morning)

The UK Safer Internet Centre are delivering a FREE 90-minute Online Safety update via MS Teams Live. Open to all who work with children and young. . .
Free
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08/06/2022: Online Safety Live – England (Afternoon)

The UK Safer Internet Centre are delivering a FREE 90-minute Online Safety update via MS Teams Live. Open to all who work with children and young. . .
Free
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Latest Publications

How is Together for Childhood bringing about change for local communities?

Imagine a community where all children are safe from abuse. Where every child gets the best start in life and has trusted adults they can turn to for. . . (16/05/2022)
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The education and social care background of young people who interact with the criminal justice system: May 2022

Examining educational attainment and provision, social care provision and demographics of young people educated in England who subsequently received a. . . (01/05/2022)
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Guide to the Police Complaints system for young people

If you’ve got a problem or if you’re unhappy about something that happened to you which involved the police, it can usually be sorted out by speaking. . . (24/04/2022)
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Links/Organisations

Experiences shared

These are some of the experiences of child sexual abuse shared with the Truth Project by victims and survivors. All names and identifying details have. . .
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Harmful sexual behaviour

Harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) is developmentally inappropriate sexual behaviour displayed by children and young people which is harmful or abusive.. . .
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SENDIASS

Cornwall’s Information, Advice and Support Service is a statutory service which is run at ‘arm’s length’ from the Local Authority and provides free,. . .
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