A new resource for PSHE and RSE teachers working with young people with learning disabilities to empower them to talk positively about healthy relationships, sexuality and gender and online safety. The resource includes 3 activities to use in class - “You Me and Us”- exploring thoughts and feelings about people they have and want to have relationships with, “PANTS” which explores personal space and sexual body parts and “Changes and Choices” exploring the topic of online safety.Read More
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation report looks at the use of restrictive interventions on disabled children and young people aged 0-25 in schools.
Findings from data from 566 case studies collected by Positive and Active Behaviour Support Scotland (PABSS), and results from a Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) survey completed by 204 families include: 88% of the respondents to the CBF survey said their disabled child had experienced physical restraint, with 35% reporting it happening regularly; the PABSS case studies included 1,058 reports of restraint and 544 reports of seclusion.Read More
The House of Commons Petitions Committee has published a report, following an inquiry and consultation, looking at the level of abuse that disabled people, including disabled children, receive online.Read More
A resource from UK Charity Dimensions designed to empower teachers to support students who have autism or learning disabilities and to tackle disability hate incidents and crimes and bullying that takes place in schools.Read More
This guidance gives a unique insight and is intended to help teachers and other professionals understand the issues around bullying and mental health for children and young people.
It is written to apply to schools but could also apply to other settings for children and young people. It draws on evidence from both the research literature and evidence derived from consultation with children and young people who have mental health issues and experiences of bullying. It outlines the specific issues that schools, teachers and other professionals should be aware of where mental health and bullying are concerned and also outlines actions that teachers and other professionals should take to prevent and respond to bullying of children and young people with mental health issues.Read More
A guide by the Anti Bullying Alliance providing advice on how to reduce levels of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying against disabled children and young people in schools.Read More
Learning disabilities is a term used to describe people who are unable to process information as quickly as others, take longer to develop new skills and understand complex information, and may find it difficult to interact with other people.
It is estimated that 2% of the population in England have a learning disability (British Institute for Learning Disabilities). Some people prefer the term learning difficulties, although this also refers to specific difficulties such as dyslexia.Read More