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ECJ 4.3 Editorial: A simple step to reform safeguarding in schools

What is neglect? One of the interesting issues raised in this edition of Every Child Journal is that there is no one single definition of neglect. Instead, it is a concept that changes as governmental priorities change, recessions come and go, and boom and bust cycles influence spending patterns.

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ECJ 4.3 Contents

What's in this issue?

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ECJ 4.3 Developments and news

Parents could face jail for emotional abuse; Calls for research into siblings of disabled children; Long days turn children into ‘ghosts’, say teachers; School staff should be on guard for signs of FGM.

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ECJ 4.3 Reports

Summaries of Ofsted's survey of good practice in school readiness; the Sex Education Forum's guidance on sex and relationships education for the 21st century; and a cross party group's report on ways to tackle the growing physical inactivity epidemic in the UK.

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No place to hide

Safeguarding in schools is sometimes shamefully poor. Is it time now for a change in the law so that teachers are required to report abuse? Jonathan West thinks it is.

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Bringing school nurses into the safeguarding fold

School nurses have a traditional and long-standing role in protecting children’s health. But in matters of safeguarding their vital contribution is often overlooked, sometimes with tragic consequences. Alison Hackett looks at the implications and what can be done.

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Neglecting neglect

Professionals have their work cut out dealing with abuse, child protection, safeguarding. As a new law is proposed to protect children from emotional abuse, Tim Linehan examines child protection legislation and guidance.

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Gender and the aspiration gap

We all know that girls are doing better than boys at school. But now research has uncovered new insights into the factors that shape the aspirations that boys have for learning. Tina Rampino explains her findings.

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Prisons without walls

When children’s parents go to prison,the impact on the child can be devastating. How do other European countries manage this challenge? Ben Raikes reports on the COPING research project which investigated responses from four European countries.

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Is it good to talk?

Mobile technology and social media has revolutionised communications. But they also pose complex questions for staff with responsibility for looked-after children who want to contact their birth families. Jenny Simpson outlines the opportunities and threats.

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Ain’t misbehavin’

Children with behavioural problems make a huge demand on school resources if they are not tackled effectively. Lorraine Khan looks at how parenting programmes can help tackle these problems at their root.

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A partnership for life

We bandy around the word ‘partnership’ so much in early years that it has lost its meaning. Vanessa Linehan argues that professionals need to re-examine their relationships with parents if they are going to give children the best start in life.

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Striking a balance

Mental health services for children have never been a priority, particularly in schools. Now, despite a growth in interest in wellbeing, they are languishing further behind as the cuts bite in. Paula Lavis, from the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, looks at the problems, the evidence and best practice.

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Reading pictures

Often missed and frequently misunderstood, dyslexia has been the ruin of many children’s school ambitions. So can mental imaging make a difference? Olive Hickmott thinks so.

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