A guide produced by the Early Intervention Foundation originally for commissioners and leaders of services for children and families on how to engage with disadvantaged and vulnerable parents and how to reduce the impact of parental conflict on the physical health, mental health and emotional wellbeing of children.Read More
Recent guidance from the National Autistic Society for employers, line managers and HR professionals on how to manage the performance and boost the emotional wellbeing of autistic employees. The guidance draws on best practice as well as input from autistic people in the workforce.Read More
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.Read More
Lovewise is a specialist organisation providing RSE resources to schools with a Christian ethos. The resources cover a variety of topics that students and staff need to be aware of, including Child Sex Exploitation and healthy relationships and friendships.Read More
A brilliant resource created by Young Minds for students to explore self-care tips and strategies during their PSHE/RSE lessons and at home, including specialist sections for Young Carers and young people experiencing low-self esteem issues.Read More
The Department for Education has published their amended Relationships Education for Primary Schools, Relationships and Sex Education for Secondary Schools and Health Education statutory guidance following consultation with key stakeholder groups. Core areas covered in the guidance include mental health and emotional wellbeing, puberty, online safety, basic First Aid and healthy and unhealthy relationships.Read More
A report compiled by Internet Matters and Youthworks exploring the internet use of vulnerable children and the risks that they are exposed to when using the Internet.Read More
A commentary of research carried out by University College London which explores the range of screen-based activities that children and young people perform and the effect that has on their mental health and emotional wellbeing. 82 reviews conducted between 2007 and 2018 are explored, covering activities such as social media use, internet use, sexting and smartphone use.Read More
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.Read More
A FGM briefing put together by Penny Patterson, Senior Safeguarding Inspector at the London Borough Council of Havering for Safeguarding in Schools following the recent case of a mother of a three-year-old girl who became the first person in the UK to be found guilty of FGM.Read More
A blog post by Dr Eleanor Draeger for the Sex Education Forum exploring how and when students should learn about periods, with reference to personal experience and latest research.Read More
The comprehensive beginner’s guide for SME business owners on how to create an inclusive workplace environment for all employees.Read More
A guide for HR professionals written by Kayla Kozan for Ideal to help them navigate key issues around the subject of Diversity and Inclusion, providing tips on how to create a more diverse workforce and a more inclusive workplace setting for all.Read More
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.Read More
The DfE has updated its best practice guidance for school complaints procedures. The guidance includes more information on understanding the difference between a concern and a compliant; information about parental responsibility; the use of recording devices; and barring individuals from school premises.Read More
Comprehensive guidance from the National Autistic Society for DSLs and professionals who are primarily responsible for safeguarding children and young people who are autistic.Read More
The Staying Safe website is a resource developed by 4 Mental Health, with input from international academics, mental health practitioners, people who have survived suicidal thoughts and those personally affected by suicide through bereavement.
The website provides a number of ‘Safety Plan’ guidance tools with easy-to-use to templates and guidance video tutorials purposefully designed to help people through the process of writing their own Safety Plan. A Safety Plan helps to build hope, identify actions and strategies to resist suicidal thoughts and develop positive ways to cope with stress and emotional distress.Read More
An interesting blogpost by InnerDrive exploring evidence and research around the benefits and drawbacks of using humour in the classroom.Read More
A Literature Review by SafeLives, for professionals working with children and young people which explores:
The impact of coercive and controlling behaviour on the family.
Coercive and controlling behaviour, child contact and court.
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.Read More