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Is the Early Years Foundation Stage too restrictive?

Margaret Edgington, Dr Richard House and Lynne Oldfeld argue for a more open approach to learning for early years children.

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07/07/2010
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Editorial - The hidden agendas that can destroy lives

It is depressing for those of us who witnessed the great child abuse moral panic of the 1970s to see the country in the grip of a very similar moral panic now...

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08/07/2010
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Report update

Raspal Singh-Chima summarises the surveys, reports and government policy changes you need to brief yourself on in every issue of Every Child Journal.

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07/07/2010
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Building community spirit

Ana Sevilla reveals how the work of an innovative new project has helped families through the regeneration of their estate in Islington.

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08/07/2010
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Closing the attainment gap

Helen Barnard discusses the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Report into the influence of attitudes and behaviour on educational success.

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08/07/2010
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Shock: violent deaths of children are going down

The media may criticise social services about the most tragic cases of child abuse, but Professor Colin Pritchard and Professor Richard Williams say that this doesn’t necessarily show that children in the system are being let down.

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08/07/2010
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The problems with precocious puberty

While adolescence is not an easy time for most young people, going through puberty at an early age can increase feelings of insecurity and anxiety. Dr Polly Carmichael and Dr Clare Coakes report on the impact this has on children’s psychological well-being.

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08/07/2010
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The medicalisation of childhood

The practice of medicating children with large doses of dangerous drugs in response to questionable diagnoses is a scandal, argues educational psychologist Dave Traxson.

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07/07/2010
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Biting the bullet on child health

In early years, in schools, in youth services, in services for children in care, the complaint has been “why won’t child health services play the game?” In the first of a regular column Paul Ennals argues for change.

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08/07/2010
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Home education: practising without prejudice?

Home educators are subject to intense scrutiny by local authorities who may come to unfounded conclusions, says Dr Paula Rothermel. She suggests how the needs and situations of children outside the school system can be better assessed.

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08/07/2010
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Tackling the roots of criminal behaviour

Emotional and behavioural disorders in children have been linked to criminal activity later in life. Michael Parsonage puts forward the case for early intervention.

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08/07/2010
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How unhappy are our children?

The mainstream media have seized gleefully on ‘evidence’ that Britain’s children are unhappy but, as Keith Savage explains, the real situation is not nearly as simple as that.

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08/07/2010
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How dentists can help tackle abuse in the home

Often health care practitioners can play their part in identifying abused children, but many struggle to do so. Briony Ladbury and Kathryn Waddington report why dentists feel unable to intervene in suspected abuse cases, and how their co-operation can be encouraged.

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08/07/2010
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