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Issue 2.1

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Are you talking to me?

Communication disability is often misdiagnosed as bad – and even criminal – behaviour. Ele Ramsay argues that failure to detect this disability results in children being excluded, punished and even criminalised.

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How to make a ‘bad’ school better

In order to improve their league tables performance, many schools have been hiving off ‘problematic’ pupils into OSEP (off-site educational provision). Daniel Briggs discusses the fndings of his research with young people in South London.

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Making the most of the early years

Everyone is agreed on the benefits of supporting children in their early years. But the question is, what sort of support? Oli de Botton evaluates which interventions work best in practice.

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20/12/2010
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Not just numbers

John Hemming takes issue with Louise Bazalgette (see page 52) and questions the assumptions of the Demos Report.

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20/12/2010
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The cost of being NEET

A statistic that has remained stubborn for the last 20 years shows around one in ten 16 to 18-year olds are not in paid work, at school or college or in training. Research Manager Emma Belton says the Audit Commission found the problem may be worse.

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20/12/2010
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Early intervention, not emergency intervention - editorial

The Government will ‘introduce new support for the early years network’; it will ‘improve support for children, young people and their families, focusing on the most disadvantaged’.

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20/12/2010
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Out of bounds

In the drive to manage absenteeism in schools are we drifting into punishing children who need support? Andrew Winton investigates.

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20/12/2010
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The child protection tinder box

Should local safeguarding children’s boards be burnt in the bonfre of the bureaucracies like everything else or are they needed now more than ever? Former social services director Ray Jones says it’s time to douse the flames.

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20/12/2010
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Public care - a last resort?

For decades the care system has been seen as an option only when all else has failed. But new research calls for a more balanced approach. Louise Bazalgette, author of In Loco Parentis, reports.

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20/12/2010
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Family Fortunes

As the debate rages over universal versus targeted support,Tim Linehan looks at how specialist support can keep children with families which have mental health problems and learning difficulties.

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20/12/2010
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Minding young minds

Young people with mental health problems struggle, feel stigmatised and face a distressingly long wait before they get the help they need. Paula Lavis asks why.

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20/12/2010
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Save the Children – FAST!

A scheme which puts parents at the centre of improving the outcomes for their children: Lynn McDonald and Gemma Bull report.

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20/12/2010
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Child File 10.1

Children with specifc needs - ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Self-harm.

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20/12/2010
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Report update

Surveys, reports and government policy changes you need to brief yourself on in every issue of Every Child Journal.

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20/12/2010
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