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UK Parliament Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans for PSHE and Citizenship Lessons:

The UK Parliament Education team has produced a wide variety of resources and lesson plans which can be used by teachers in PSHE and Citizenship lessons to help students to learn about the role that Parliament plays in our day-to-day-lives, as well as to learn about the importance of voting and being an active British citizen. Resources include the “Discover the UK Parliament” booklet for Key Stages 1 and 2 and the “Get to Know your UK Parliament” booklet for Key Stage 3.

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The Linking Network: Primary lessons that develop an understanding of British values and universal values

A great guide from The Linking Network providing lesson plan ideas on teaching students about British values and universal values in order to develop the understanding and skills they need to be a British citizen. Lesson plans are provided on Democracy, the Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect, Tolerance and Diversity.

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Youth Social Action Day #IWill Pack for Organisations

A pack compiled by #IWill for organisations to raise awareness of Youth Social Action Day on the 5th June, which celebrates the achievements of young people engaged in volunteering and which aims to encourage more young people to become volunteers in their local communities. The pack includes information on social media engagement and suggested actions for promoting the benefits of volunteering with their organisation or other local organisations.

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Youth Social Action Day 2019 #IWill Pack for Young People

The official pack for young people to celebrate and shout out about their achievements in undertaking youth social action projects across the UK. Youth Social Action Day takes place on 5th June as part of Volunteers’ Week. The pack includes information on what Volunteers’ Week is, actions to take to celebrate World Environmental Day and graphics to use on social media platforms.

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Youth Work Inquiry Final Report April 2019

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs (APPG) has released its final report of the Inquiry into youth work in England. The report has found that youth work is capable of reaching children who may otherwise remain inaccessible and helps build trusted relationships with adults who can help them access the support they need.

The report concludes that there should be a minister responsible for young people and youth work, that there needs to be a greater investment in youth work, that the Government should introduce a statutory duty and that there should be guidance that defines the minimum and protected level of youth service.

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Step Up, Speak Up! Childnet International Resources

Childnet International has produced a set of resources to help Key Stage 3 and 4 students to explore the topic of sexual harassment online. The resource includes 4 lesson plans which cover ground rules, understanding, responding and reporting peer-based online sexual harassment as well as a teacher toolkit, an assembly presentation and a peer-led workshop plan.

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By The Way resource website for young trans, gender-diverse and gender-questioning people

The By The Way website has been designed by young trans, gender-diverse and gender-questioning people attending groups run by GYRO (Gay Youth r’ Out), part of the Young Person’s Advisory Service based in Liverpool for young people who need access to information about gender identity. The website can be shared in secondary PSHE/RSE lessons as part of empowering young people to talk positively about LGBT+ Inclusion and can be shared by Pastoral Care leaders with students who require support.

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"Take 5! Five Simple Ways to Better Mental Health and Wellbeing Written for and by LGBTU Young People" Allsorts Youth Project Guide

An innovative and thought-provoking guide exploring self-care written by LGBTU young people participating in youth groups run by the Allsorts Youth Project in West Sussex. The guide can be used by LGBTU young people to develop self care strategies to help them cope with the challenges that they are currently facing and may face in their future lives with confidence to help improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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Children's Social Care Questionnaire Results Report 2018

Ofsted has published a report looking at what children and young people told them about their experiences of living in social care settings in England, including children’s homes, boarding schools and living with foster carers.

3,024 children and young people responded to questionnaires which found that: 79% of children and young people living in children’s homes said they were "always" well looked after, compared with 93% of children and young people living in foster care; 76% of those living in residential special schools and 56% of children and young people living in boarding schools.

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Keeping Kids Safe: Improving safeguarding responses to gang violence and criminal exploitation

A new report from the Children’s Commissioner which explores the experiences of young people in England who are members of gangs. The report is based on findings from a 12 month engagement programme with children, their families and professionals, analysis of data, learning from serious case reviews, and research.

The report looks at: the characteristics of children involved in gangs, the children most at risk of being groomed and exploited by gangs, how those responsible for safeguarding children responded to the rise in gang violence, the Government’s response and how children and young people can be kept safe from gang violence. 

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The effectiveness of Art Therapy in reducing internalising and externalising problems of Female Adolescents

An interesting study by Yasaman Bazargan and Shahla Pakdaman looking at how Art Therapy can be utilised to help improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young women experiencing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

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The Prince's Trust Ebay Youth Index 2019

The annual Youth Index from The Prince’s Trust examining the views and outlooks of young people aged 16 to 25 in the UK. An online survey of 2,162 young people found that: 57 per cent of 16- to 25-year-olds said that social media creates an overwhelming pressure to succeed; 48 per cent said that they feel more anxious about their future when seeing the lives of their friends online; and half of young people report being more anxious than they were a year ago.

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Timpson's Free Books on Attachment

Sir John Timpson CBE has written three useful little guide books on Attachment, based on years’ experience as a foster carer –  A Guide to Attachment, How to Create a Positive Future and Looking After Looked After Children.

These three books are available free from any Timpson, Max Spielmann or Johnsons the Cleaners store.

The books aim to enlighten foster carers, inform educators and engage the wider public about Attachment using simple, jargon-free language and pictures. You are welcome to pop into any of our stores and pick up a copy for anyone who you think will benefit from learning more about Attachment.

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Omnibus Survey of pupils and their parents/carers 2018

his report draws together the findings from the fourth wave (wave 4) of the omnibus survey of school pupils and their parents/ carers in England, which was conducted by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE).

Topics covered include:

  • Involvement in extra-curricular and musical activities, experience of breakfast clubs, and opinions towards flexible working for teachers

  • Exploring opinions towards citizenship and knowledge of politics

  • Decision-making regarding GCSEs and information received on apprenticeships and vocational qualifications

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