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Issue 2.6

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Restorative Practice Policy

Restorative Practice Policy to accompany article 'A city wide vision'.

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05/03/2012
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ECJ 2.6 Cover

ECJ 2.6 Cover

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23/03/2012
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ECJ 2.6 Editorial: Business models... not to be ignored

There is a tendency among some professionals working with children to shrug their shoulders when told to focus on inputs and outputs, value for money and transparency. They say that business models have voraciously consumed what social work was originally intended to do, to provide help and support for people who need it.

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12/03/2012
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ECJ 2.6 Contents

What's in this issue?

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ECJ 2.6 Developments and news

The destructive effects of ‘negative parenting'; Number of young people classed as NEET on the rise; Are ‘looked after children’ being let down by the system?; and more.

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12/03/2012
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ECJ 2.6 Report summaries

Improving the mental health of Looked After young people; Equity and Quality in Education: Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools; Choosing to Volunteer; and more.

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A city-wide vision

When one primary school decided to pull itself out of special measures, no-one realised that the impact would be felt throughout the local authority. Estelle MacDonald tells the story of how one school inspired a movement to adopt restorative practice.

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12/03/2012
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Taking on bullying from within

How can educators and professionals in health and social services train children and young people to act as peer supporters, to protect vulnerable individuals from being bullied and to create a more positive climate in their schools? Helen Cowie looks at the evidence.

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12/03/2012
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Life skills

Almost four out of ten teenage mothers have no qualifications and are at risk of becoming NEET. But a new programme aims to tackle both issues by teaming up at-risk teenagers with vulnerable children. Diana Whitmore makes the case for a novel project.

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12/03/2012
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Operation safer schools

In recent years the police have become increasingly involved in schools through the Safer Schools Partnership. But what has been their impact? Shona Macleod investigates.

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12/03/2012
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The wellbeing index

It’s time for Government to adopt wellbeing measures if it is to get to grips with improving the lot of the most disadvantaged children. Elaine Hindal makes the case for using these measures as a basis for a campaign for improving childhood.

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12/03/2012
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Information and early intervention

The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) aims to safeguard Devon’s children and families by sharing information and intelligence across safeguarding agencies. That’s the theory. Simon Holmes explains how Devon put it into practice.

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12/03/2012
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New kids on the block

Attending an early years’ group can be a psychological minefield, with one in five mothers becoming ‘group-phobic’ after just a couple of experiences. Dr Sue Jones looks at why the first few minutes of someone walking through the door is so crucial.

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12/03/2012
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Ready for school

Blackpool has one of the highest levels of deprivation in the UK. So could an early years initiative aimed at helping severely disadvantaged children get ready for school pay off? Sarah Lambert looks at a project with some remarkable results.

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12/03/2012
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Demonstrating value for money

With local authorities facing debilitating cuts, services will be under greater pressure than ever to demonstrate value for money. Claire Easton looks at a body of research showing how services can evaluate early intervention approaches to demonstrate business effectiveness.

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12/03/2012
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The future of safeguarding in schools

Schools are expected to play a key role in keeping children safe. But, says Kate Fitch, other education reforms will weaken their ability to protect children.

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12/03/2012
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Child File: The new Ofsted Framework and implications for the SENCO

In this month’s Child File Lorraine Petersen OBE, CEO of the National Association for Special Educational Needs, gives a quick users guide to the new Ofsted Framework for Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators.

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12/03/2012
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