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Learning the Lessons: Improving policing policy and practice

Added: 23/01/2020 at 11:29 am Category: CCP, Youth Justice

Welcome to issue 37 focusing on young people, our first to be guest edited by members of the IOPC youth panel. The youth panel was created in January 2018 to help us gain greater insight into the experiences of young people, helping to inform our work.

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.

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.

Pass the parcel: Children posted around the care system

Added: 30/12/2019 at 7:21 pm Category: Safeguarding

There are over 30,000 looked after children living ‘out of area’1 in England. This is 41% of all children in care2 and has risen by 13% since 2014. Over 11,000 of these children are more than 20 miles from what they would call home, with over 2,000 further than a hundred miles away.

Learning about online sexual harm

Added: 02/12/2019 at 7:58 am Category: Online Safety, Safeguarding

This research was commissioned by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (the Inquiry),1 as part of its investigation into institutional responses to child sexual abuse and exploitation facilitated by the internet.

Snapchat: Privacy & Safety Checklist (Updated November 2019)

Added: 25/11/2019 at 4:21 pm Category: Online Safety

The checklist holds information on how to keep your Snapchat profile under your control. The Snapchat Checklist quickly answers those common questions about your profile such as how can I stay in control, how do I find all my friends, how do I block and delete and ow do I report a problem?

The Annual Bullying Survey 2019

Added: 11/11/2019 at 7:19 am Category: Bullying

This year, we are celebrating our seventh annual edition of this crucial body of evidence; documenting the true extent and nature of bullying behaviours from the real and often unheard voices of the young people who experience it. Our research continues to influence policy and innovation within the anti-bullying sector; whilst empowering educators and various other stakeholders to make more informed decisions in the prevention of bullying.

Looked after Minds – Prioritising the Mental Health of Care-Experienced Children and Young People

Added: 21/11/2019 at 7:30 am Category: Health/Wellbeing

Mental health matters to care-experienced children and young people. It is consistently raised as one of the key priorities from young people themselves, but their calls for action are not being taken seriously enough and they are often left waiting for the support they need.

Characteristics of children in need: 2018 to 2019 (DoE)

Added: 04/11/2019 at 7:35 am Category: Health/Wellbeing, Safeguarding

The number of children in need at 31st March decreased very slightly from 2018 to 2019. Episode starts are unchanged, but more have ended compared to last year.

The detention of young people with learning disabilities and/or autism

Added: 04/11/2019 at 7:33 am Category: Diversity, Health/Wellbeing

We regard ourselves as a civilised society with a respect for human rights. Most people would say we should take extra care to support young people and those who are disabled. But the brutal truth is that we are failing to protect some of the most vulnerable young people – those with learning disabilities and/or autism. And indeed, we are inflicting terrible suffering on those detained in mental health hospitals and causing anguish to their distraught families. The recent BBC Panorama programme showing taunting and abuse of patients at Whorlton Hall exposed the horrific reality for some.

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:
•racial bullying
•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.

Break4Change Programme Toolkit

Added: 01/11/2018 at 1:15 pm Category: Safeguarding

For professionals working with families where young people are violent/abusive towards their parents/carers.

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.

CCP Performance Report Q2 2018-19 (D&C)

Added: 05/12/2018 at 11:02 am Category: CCP report (Devon and Cornwall)