Developing Critical Thinking and Reflection Skills-Learnhigher Resource

A great resource page created by Learnhigher to help university students to develop their critical thinking and reflection skills in order to craft effective essays and to prepare them for graduate careers. Information can also be adapted for use in FE colleges and in sixth form A Level Religious Studies and General Studies lessons.

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Holocaust Memorial Day Activity Pack for Schools and Youth Organisations 2019

The Holocaust Memorial Trust has created an activity pack for use in schools and youth organisations, filled with suggestions for lesson plans, assemblies and other events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2019. This year’s theme is “Torn Apart”, asking people to think about the effects that being forced to leave one’s home because of the threat of persecution or genocide has on the mental and physical health of refugees and asylum seekers and survivors of genocide.

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Research in Practice Briefing: Safeguarding during adolescence– the relationship between Contextual Safeguarding, Complex Safeguarding and Transitional Safeguarding

A Research in Practice briefing for safeguarding professionals working with young people, including school Designated Safeguarding Leads exploring the relationship between contextual, complex and transitional safeguarding during adolescence. The briefing outlines what is meant by the terms ‘complex safeguarding’, ‘contextual safeguarding’ and ‘transitional safeguarding’ and how these approaches overlap and complement each other.

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Report: Childhood maltreatment and adult suicidality: a comprehensive systematic review with meta-analysis

A research report from researchers based at the University of South Wales and University of Manchester detailing a systematic review of 68 studies examining the relationship between different types of child abuse and rates of suicide amongst adults. They have found an increased risk for suicide attempts and suicidal ideation was identified in adults who experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse as children compared with adults who have not experienced maltreatment during childhood.

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Young Carers Awareness Day Resources 2019

Young Carers Awareness Day is on the 31st January and schools and colleges are being encouraged to talk more with students about the challenges faced by fellow peers who are young carers and highlight awareness of organisations and resources young carers can access for help. These resources have been created by The Carer’s Trust to help spark positive conversations in PSHE/RSE/Citizenship lessons.

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