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"Tackling inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities" Women and Equalities Committee Report

The Women and Equalities Committee have published a report on the social inequalities faced by Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities, covering topics such as education and health.

Findings from the report include:

  • entrenched stereotypes in schools leads to children being taken out of education

  • fear of children being removed from parents’ care prevents families accessing social services,

  • a lack of data on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities leads to a failure to tackle these inequalities.

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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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State of Children's Rights 2018 The Children's Rights Alliance for England Report

The Children’s Rights Alliance for England have published their latest report looking at how the government has helped to protect or hinder children’s rights in 2018. It covers areas including Poverty and Homelessness, Safeguarding, Education and Health.

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"Safeguarding children and young people in education from knife crime: Lessons from London" Ofsted Report

Ofsted has published findings from a research project into knife crime and safeguarding children and young people in education in London. Recommendations from the research in 29 schools, colleges and pupil referral units (PRUs) include:

  • local community safety partnerships should involve schools in developing and implementing strategies to address serious youth violence

  • the Department for Education (DfE) should collect data about the managed moves of children between schools

  • safeguarding partners should involve schools in assessing and responding to local needs

  • schools should share full information with one another when children move between education settings

  • schools should consider how their personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) curriculum reflects local issues, including knife crime.

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Equality Act 2010 Reading List - Equality and Human Rights Commission

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have made available to professionals a suggested reading list that they can access to find out more about the principles and ways of implementing the principles of the Equality Act 2010 in order to create more inclusive organisations and services.

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National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day Resource Pack - Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board

The Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) has designed a resource pack for National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day, which takes place on the 18th March. The resources include information on online safety, as the LSCB and Lincolnshire Police figures have shown that 60% of CSE cases involve online grooming at the start. The Resource Pack includes suggested tweets, a Safeguarding Briefing and infographics.

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National FGM Centre Resource: Exploring Concerns around Child Abuse linked to Faith or Belief

A new resource designed by the National FGM Centre to help schools and youth organisations to raise and discuss concerns they have about Child Abuse which is linked to a faith or belief, such as FGM.

The resource consists of 4 documents which are designed to support frontline professionals in introducing conversations around faith or belief in relation to concerns around Child Abuse, including a Language and Terminology guide and an Infographic to display in staff rooms and offices.

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Brook Sexual Behaviours Traffic Light Tool for Safeguarding Training

A great resource for Designated Safeguarding Leads to use with the SLT and with teachers in safeguarding training sessions to help instigate important discussions around spotting the signs of harmful sexual behaviours amongst children and young people. The resource includes a number of scenarios and guidance on how to assess the behaviour.

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PSHE Association Report: Trainee teachers and PSHE education: A snapshot

A report containing research conducted by the PSHE Association into how trainee teachers learn about PSHE education through the analysis of the experiences of trainee teachers going through ITE in the West Midlands.

Key findings include:

  • PSHE education being often conflated with pastoral provision, so providers are unaware that they are failing to address PSHE

  • Organisational attitudes have a demonstrable impact on the quality of trainee teachers’ experiences

  • The level of PSHE input differs depending on secondary subject specialism.

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NSPCC World Book Day Booklist 2019

A comprehensive booklist for secondary school teachers to explore for World Book Day, which takes place on the 7th March. Book recommendations include “Don’t worry, be happy: a child’s guide to overcoming anxiety” by Poppy O’ Neil and “Ethical research with children: untold narratives and taboos” by Sarah Richards.

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Lancet Journal Article: The epidemiology of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in a representative cohort of young people in England and Wales

An important Lancet Psychiatry journal article which contains findings from a clinical study looking at the prevalence, clinical features, and risk factors associated with trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in young people. Findings from interviews with young people aged 18 who were born in England and Wales in 1994–95, include:

  • 31·1% of the 2,064 participants who completed the interviews at 18 reported experiencing some form of trauma during childhood, ranging from car accidents and sexual assault to bullying and the death of someone close

  • 7.8% of the 2,063 young people who answered questions about PTSD said they had experienced PTSD during their lifetime, including 25.0% of the young people who had experienced childhood trauma.

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Let children know you're listening: The importance of an adult's interpersonal skills in helping to improve a child's experience of disclosure Report

Practical resources published by NSPCC Learning designed to help adults who work with children better respond to disclosures of abuse.

The evidence-informed resources include a poster to help professionals remember the key interpersonal skills they should be using when responding to disclosures, and a briefing paper sharing the learning from research with adults and children.

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Oxford University Research Report Executive Summary: The unequal representation of ethnic minorities in Special Education in England: Extent, Causes and Consequences

The executive summary of a recent research report from the Department of Education at Oxford University highlighting that black students are twice as likely to be diagnosed as having a social, emotional or mental health need than their white peers.

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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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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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