Every Child Journal

spacer

Issue 2.2

Home » Every Child Journal » Issue 2. 2

Editorial 2.2

The truth about child prostitution Gathering accurate information is the first step towards a successful intervention. But how we choose our facts is a complex business. For a couple of months the media has been running stories about Asian gangs luring white girls into prostitution. This may be a new story to the media, but it’s not to those who work with victims. Ever since projects for sexually exploited children were first opened by Barnardo’s there have been reports of Asian gangs at work. This information was not publicised because the projects depend on the goodwill and support of the local population – also largely Asian – to gather information about the girls so they can help them. Publicly highlighting the racial profile of the perpetrators would inevitably turn the community against them...

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF

Contents 2.2

Editorial 1 Developments & News 4 The latest innovations from practitioners fighting for children Developments & Reports 6 Summaries of the big government policy changes for busy practitioners Child Files 65 Healthy Eating Identifying learning in the Early Years 8 It is vital to focus on young children’s learning, rather than simply their activities, says Chris Quigley. School admissions in a changing landscape 14 Samantha Murray discusses the effect of policy change on the worst-off families. Criminal negligence 20 A scandalous number of young people with learning difficulties end up in prison, says Jenny Talbot. Getting it together 26 For the first time a framework has been produced to enable effective inter-agency working. Lisa Curtis reports. From little acorns... 34 Delivering pioneering mental health projects in one of England’s most deprived boroughs –Yvonne Millar tells the story of an evolving service. The law of unintended consequences 40 Psychological assessments can cause harmful delays in care proceedings, argues Sarah Phillimore. Grasping the nettle 44 The momentum for early intervention is gathering pace. Tim Linehan reports on the latest findings on best practice. Mobilising for change 50 Communities are doing it for themselves. Katy Simmons and David Livermore report. Listening to children’s worlds 56 Practitioners can make a significant contribution to children’s search for meaning and value, says Kate Adams. Generating genius 60 Tony Sewell describes the radical alternative to anti-racist policies which, he says, undermine the very people they set out to help.

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF

Developments & News

Drinkaware facilitates alcohol and parenting discussion. NUT outrage as Free School given site allocated to Special School Mixed reception for Early Years report

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF

Reports Update 2.2

Raspal Singh-Chima summarises the surveys, reports and government policy changes you need to brief yourself on in every issue of Every Child Journal. Special educational needs and/or disabilities in mainstream schools – Ofsted update. Time for a new hearing.

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF

Identifying learning in the Early Years

When communicating with parents, practitioners need not just to describe what children have done, but also what they have learned. Chris Quigley explains.

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF

School admissions in a changing landscape

Schools admissions remain complex and stressful for parents, with children from the worst-off families most likely to struggle. Samantha Murray examines the issues at a time of policy change.

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF

Criminal negligence

A scandalous number of vulnerable young people with learning difficulties end up in prison because interagency work fails to address and understand their needs. Jenny Talbot of the Prison Reform Trust reports.

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF

Getting it together

Good interagency working is the Holy Grail for professionals working with young people. Now, for the first time, a framework has been developed to help managers and leaders identify the skills practitioners need. Lisa Curtis reports.

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF

The law of unintended consequences

Psychological assessments are increasingly called for in care proceedings. But, argues Sarah Phillimore, these often cause harmful delays in the decision process.

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF

From little acorns

A pioneering mental health service has been developed in one of England’s most deprived boroughs. Yvonne Millar reports.

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF

Grasping the nettle

As the momentum for early intervention gathers pace, Tim Linehan summarises the latest findings on best practice from C4EO

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF

Mobilising for change

Want to improve children’s wellbeing locally in deprived areas? Well, you have start by mobilising, say Katy Simmons and David Livermore.

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF

Listening to childrens worlds

Taking children’s ideas and thoughts seriously is vital for their development, says Kate Adams

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF

Generating genius

Anti-racist policies are patronising and do nothing to expand the world of young black males, argues Tony Sewell.

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF

Child File 11.1 Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating. Child File 11.2 Healthy eating – where do you start? Child File 11.3 Healthy eating survey. Whatever the preoccupation with standards, attainment and achievement might be, the fact remains that enabling children to be healthy, keep healthy and pass this down to their own children and families, is crucial. We’ve all heard the concerns about childhood obesity and the expectations that children’s services should be at the centre of reversing the trend. This is no easy matter. Settings are up against a huge marketing industry and a change in the way that families live. People may know the facts, but putting them into practice is a different matter. These materials are designed to provide some ideas for improving knowledge and practice within your setting.

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF

Every Child journal 2.2 Cover

Every Child journal 2.2 Cover

Date:
31/03/2011
File Format:

PDFPDF