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Deaf children and social care provision

Research commissioned for the National Deaf Children's Society by the University of Manchester, and published in Every Child Journal, has revealed that social care and child protection services across England are failing deaf children and their families. As a result, deaf children are more likely to be abused, suffer mental health problems, struggle learning to read and become unemployed.

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25/02/2010
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Education Supervision Orders

Current dogma insists on prosecuting parents when their children play truant. But Jacqui Newvell insists that Education Supervision Orders – where a social worker is assigned to help a family over a year – are far more productive.

Date:
08/03/2010
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SEN: Are we getting value for money?

Early support for children struggling with SEN can save thousands of pounds helping them at secondary school – so why aren’t more schools investing in specialist tutors, asks Jean Gross?

Date:
08/03/2010
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A beginner’s guide to music therapy

On the 50th anniversary of Nordoff Robbins pioneering work in music therapy, Donald Wetherick explains music therapy and its benefts for children.

Date:
08/03/2010
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Deaf children and social care provision

Deaf children are more likely to be abused, suffer mental health problems, struggle learning to read and become unemployed. Alys Young, Ros Hunt, Rosemary Oram and Carole Smith describe their Social Research with Deaf People research programme (SORD) – which investigated how local authorities help deaf children and adults.

Date:
10/03/2010
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Enhancing healthy schools

Healthier children do better in learning and in life. By supporting children and young people to make positive changes to their behaviour regarding health and well-being, we can help them reach their full potential in terms of achievement and fulfilment, as well as encouraging good habits which will benefit them now and in the future.

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10/03/2010
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Report update

We’re all supposed to be keeping up with the latest industry thinking. But there’s just not enough time. That’s why Lucy Busuttil summarises the surveys, reports and government policy changes you need to brief yourself on in every issue of Every Child journal.

Date:
10/03/2010
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Acting up

Using ‘Restorative methods’, or mediation, to resolve teacher-pupil conficts can prevent exclusion, says Graham Sharrock. He describes a pilot project in Scotland using drama to show teachers how it works.

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10/03/2010
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Improving the health and well-being of children

Children spend on average a quarter of their waking lives in school. The school environment, attitudes of staff and other children and young people, as well as what children learn in the classroom, have a major influence on the development of their knowledge and understanding of health.

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10/03/2010
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The BEACHES project

Encouraging healthy eating and exercise with young children can promote lifelong good health. Gemma Knowles, Dr Peymane Adab, Miranda Pallan, Dr Eliot Marston and Dr Neil Thomas discuss their work with 5-7 year olds to prevent obesity in deprived South Asian families in Birmingham.

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10/03/2010
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Can a school event help to keep kids healthy?

Bad school dinners, playing felds sold off for offce blocks, kids who think football is something on the telly – schools have to accept some responsibility for rising obesity rates. Louise Gilbert explains how a Whole School Focus Theme Event (WSFTE) based on health education can be used to show primary school kids the importance of diet and exercise.

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10/03/2010
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Early support: helping sight-impaired preschoolers

Babies learn about their new world through sight. So parents of blind children often struggle to communicate with their children and measure their development. Julie Jennings investigates the practitioners using progress journals to help parents.

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10/03/2010
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Online health visitors

A new website gives parents 24-hour access to Health Visitors. The website’s founders, Chamaine Lovett and Liz Costagliola, explain why their service is so effective.

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10/03/2010
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Valuing grandparents

Grandparent’s have little legal status – often losing custody after a divorce, or getting burdened with caring duties with no fnancial support. Dr Clifford Hill and Matt Buttery report on their research with grandparents and children - and explain why they are campaigning for grandparents’ rights.

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10/03/2010
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Notions of Childhood - Editorial

Listening to children is not something we are very good at in the UK. This isn’t simply a bad cultural habit. It has its roots in two differing but connected notions of childhood, each of which gains dominance at different periods and provokes backlashes against the previously dominant concept.

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10/03/2010
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Picture book

Taking and looking at photographs can help children talk about their feelings. Del Loewenthal shares three European case studies which used ‘phototherapy’ in both schools and counselling sessions.

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10/03/2010
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The Victim Support Creative Toolkit

Getting young victims of crime to talk can be challenging. That’s why Victim Support Norfolk gives its volunteers a ‘creative toolkit’ – a messenger bag crammed with toys, stationery and puppets – to make therapy sessions less threatening. Heidi Sweeney and Kara Shingleton explain.

Date:
10/03/2010
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