Posts tagged Advice
Counselling in Schools: A Blueprint for the Future

A document put together by the Department for Education looking at the counselling services best practice in schools. This advice is non- statutory, and has been produced to help school leaders set up and improve counselling services in primary and secondary schools. It provides practical, evidence-based advice informed by experts on how to ensure school based counselling services achieve the best outcomes for children and young people.

It also sets out the Government’s expectation that over time we would expect to see all schools providing access to counselling services. It is equally relevant for schools with counselling services and those that currently have no access to them. It reflects views of children and young people on counselling, as well as those of schools. It recognises that effective counselling is part of a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.

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Kidney Research UK Resource Pack for Schools

A resource pack compiled by Kidney Research UK for use in primary and secondary schools to talk about kidney health for use on World Kidney Day which happens annually on the 14th March. The resource pack includes information on how the kidneys work, activities and games to reinforce key information and links to organisations students can get in touch with if they want to find out more about kidney health.

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Children & Young People Now Article: "Black pupils more likely to be diagnosed with special needs"

An article from Children & Young People Now highlighting recent research conducted by the Department of Education at the University of Oxford which states that black students are twice as likely to be diagnosed with having a social, emotional or mental health need than their white peers.

Racism from teachers, a lack of understanding of cultural differences and ineffe

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Young Minds Resources on Addressing Childhood Adversity and Trauma

A PowerPoint Presentation compiled by Young Minds to help SLT professionals to talk to junior teachers about identifying the signs of common Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) of students in their classes and looking at ways of mitigating their effects on children’s mental health, emotional wellbeing and academic performance.

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Measuring and monitoring children and young people’s mental wellbeing: A Public Health England toolkit for schools and colleges

A comprehensive toolkit produced by Public Health England for SLT in schools and colleges to raise awareness amongst school and college staff of the range of validated tools that are available to help measure subjective mental wellbeing amongst the student population. This, in turn, will help school and college leaders make use of school and college level data to identify the mental wellbeing needs of students and determine how best to address these.

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Leeds City Council Gender Identity Guidance for Schools and Children and Families Services

A comprehensive, useful guide designed by Leeds City Council for organisations working with children and young people who are trans, gender-diverse or gender questioning and their families to ensure that policies and procedures comply with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and best practice. Advice is provided on areas such as language use, dealing with transphobic bullying and hate incidents and exploring issues of gender identity in the National Curriculum.

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The Health Impacts of Screen Time: A Guide for Clinicians and Parents

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has published guidance for clinicians and parents on screen time use and the effects of screen time on children and young people. A systematic review of evidence found that children with higher screen time tend to have: a less healthy diet, a higher energy intake, and more pronounced indicators of obesity; more depressive symptoms, although it has been found by some studies that some screen time is better for mental health than none at all. 

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