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Every Child Update Issue 4 News

NHS launches Start4Life; Rugby stars help young deaf players; Witnesses to bullying may face more mental health risks than victims

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19/01/2010
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Disabled children's access to childcare

The DCSF is piloting initiatives to help parents of disabled children find well-trained, affordable child minders.

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19/01/2010
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Disengagement from education among 14-16 year olds

About 20% of year 11 students are disengaged from education – which threatens government plans to raise the secondary school leaving age.

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19/01/2010
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Evaluation of the making good progress pilot

The ‘making good progress’ pilot gave 6-7 year olds struggling with numeracy and literacy one-to-one tuition. It was so successful that Ed Balls has approved a national roll-out by September 2011. It’s the lynchpin of Labour’s re-election campaign.

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19/01/2010
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Keeping in touch

This Ofsted study asked children in care how they stay in touch with their parents and siblings.

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19/01/2010
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Lamb inquiry: Special educational needs & parental confidenc

Ed Balls has committed £38million funding to help children with special needs across children’s services – in response to this report.

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19/01/2010
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Impact of the commercial world on children’s wellbeing

Are children savvy consumers or brainwashed gluttons? This report concludes: neither.

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19/01/2010
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Visually-impaired awareness workshops

Kim Mead explains how ‘goalball’, or blindfolded football, can allow visually impaired children to compete on the same level as their peers.

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19/01/2010
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Healthy mind, healthy body

Mark Haddad reports on QUEST – a multi-agency research team working to provide training and resources to school nurses dealing with mental health problems.

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19/01/2010
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Alcohol & under 18s

Becky Medhurst reports on new advice about young people and drinking at Drinkaware.co.uk/ talking-to-under-18s.

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19/01/2010
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Child File 3

Every issue, Suzanne O’Connell shares the forms school managers need to keep ahead of government policy. This time, she shows you how to check your staff have the right ‘safeguarding’ training.

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19/01/2010
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