This week…

16/01/2019: YouTube bans dangerous or harmful pranks (BBC)

YouTube clips that depict dangerous or emotionally distressing “pranks” have been banned from the platform. The move comes in response to so-called “challenges” that have sometimes resulted in death or injury. The Google-owned video sharing site said such material had “no place on YouTube”. However, the firm appears to be failing to enforce its existing rules on harmful content.

16/01/2019: Ofsted pledges ‘rebalanced’ deal for schools in tough areas (BBC)

A school in a tough area which has great teachers and a great curriculum could be rated outstanding from September, even if pupils’ results are mediocre, says Ofsted. But the watchdog denies its proposed new inspection framework for England will mean a dumbing-down of standards. It says too many schools game the system by “teaching to the test” or “off-rolling” lower ability pupils.

13/01/2019: Paedophile father took me on the run (Daily Mail)

A teenager whose paedophile father raped her up to four times and day and took her on the run has revealed the trauma she suffered during childhood. Brave Shannon Clifton, now 18, waived her anonymity to reveal the vile beatings and sexual abuse she was subjected to at the hands of her father. Paedophile Shane Ray Clifton first raped his daughter when she was just six on the living room floor, the Mirror reports. And when Shannon was 11, he got her pregnant but battered her unconscious and she lost the baby.

Older news…

10/01/2019: MPs want hunger minister role introduced
Source: BBC

10/01/2019: Rise in SEND children stretches childcare providers’ finances
Source: Children and Young People Now

10/01/2019: Calls to overhaul youth remand system
Source: Children and Young People Now

10/01/2019: Fees hike ‘threatens children’s homes’
Source: Children and Young People Now

10/01/2019: Government must recognise children as victims when living with domestic abuse
Source: NSPCC

10/01/2019: Vulnerable pupils ‘struggling to see educational psychologists’
Source: Times Education Supplement

09/01/2019: DfE faces legal action over ‘misleading’ safeguarding guidance
Source: Children and Young People Now

09/01/2019: Minister admits lack of progress for Traveller pupils
Source: Children and Young People Now

09/01/2019: The Ofsted Interview: ‘Children and families need consistency of social worker’
Source: Community Care

09/01/2019: Childhood abuse increases risk of adult suicide, finds research
Source: Guardian

08/01/2019: Deprived areas to get 6,000 new youth group places
Source: Children and Young People Now

08/01/2019: Rise in children taken into care pushes 88% of councils over budget
Source: Guardian

07/01/2019: Families waiting too long for special needs support in England
Source: BBC

07/01/2019: Cautious welcome for young people’s mental health plan
Source: Children and Young People Now

06/01/2019: Eight-year-old boy questioned by counter-terrorism police officers
Source: Independent

05/01/2019: Six ways to raise a resilient child
Source: Guardian

05/01/2019: Depression in girls linked to higher use of social media
Source: Guardian

04/01/2019: Worry less about children’s screen use, parents told
Source: BBC

04/01/2019: Government funds new ways to tackle parental conflict
Source: Children and Young People Now

04/01/2019: Former Rotherham children’s chief awarded CBE
Source: Children and Young People Now

04/01/2019: The Guardian view on children and social media: a safeguarding failure by the state
Source: Guardian

04/01/2019: May to promise NHS mental healthcare boost for under-18s
Source: Guardian

04/01/2019: Screen time not intrinsically bad for children, say doctors
Source: Guardian

04/01/2019: How to set screen time limits for your children on iphones, android, computers, instagram and youtube
Source: Independent

04/01/2019: Girls ‘suffer more depression linked to social media’
Source: Times Education Supplement

03/01/2019: Every child will learn basic first aid at school from 2020
Source: Daily Mail

03/01/2019: Children in England to be taught CPR and aid for common injuries
Source: Guardian

02/01/2019: Children ‘exceed recommended sugar limit by age 10’
Source: BBC

02/01/2019: Police launch investigation after one-year-old boy is found wandering the streets barefoot and without a coat
Source: Daily Mail

02/01/2019: One in 10 Wales secondary school pupils ‘bullied weekly’
Source: BBC

30/12/2018: Teenagers’ struggle for mental health care: ‘I needed help quite badly’
Source: Guardian

30/12/2018: Big rise in number of children held in custody before trial
Source: Guardian

26/12/2018: Depression of fathers and their daughters linked, survey finds
Source: Guardian

21/12/2018: How LGBTQ+ hate crime is committed by young people against young people
Source: BBC

21/12/2018: ‘We weren’t set up to deal with this’: how councils have responded to county lines
Source: Community Care

19/12/2018: Child sexual abuse: key advice for social workers working in this area
Source: Children and Young People Now

18/12/2018: Child abuser in our midst: ‘He was like the Pied Piper, children flocked to him’
Source: Guardian

18/12/2018: Crime victims can find it healing to meet offenders – but too few know it
Source: Guardian

17/12/2018: Fed-up teachers are quitting over classroom disruption from mobile phones and social media, report finds
Source: Daily Mail

17/12/2018: Many pupils in England hungry and badly clothed, say teachers
Source: Guardian

17/12/2018: Teachers witnessing ‘distressing’ new levels of child poverty in schools this winter
Source: Independent

17/12/2018: Give children more legal rights over mental health treatment, urges review
Source: Children and Young People Now

16/12/2018: Two-thirds of teachers think of quitting over bad behaviour, survey finds
Source: Guardian

16/12/2018: Children in special needs education face £1.6bn cash shortfall
Source: Guardian

15/12/2018: Hundreds of trafficked children ‘lost’ by local authorities
Source: Guardian

14/12/2018: Harmful Sexual Behaviour survey
Source: CEOP

14/12/2018: Keeping your under 5 safe online
Source: CEOP

14/12/2018: How you can keep young people safer online over the Christmas period … and beyond!
Source: CEOP

14/12/2018: Surge in parents appealing over special needs provision
Source: Times Education Supplement

14/12/2018: Meet the woman making ‘The Difference’ for vulnerable pupils
Source: Times Education Supplement