Every Child Update Issue 9
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Child File: Getting behaviour right
These child file materials look at Getting behaviour right. They include: Behaviour legislation Consulting on behaviour Ofsted and behaviour Behaviour policy Restraint
Factors that make excellent children’s services departments
A new report explains how some children’s services have made striking progress in the face of extreme deprivation and other challenges.
Family Intervention Projects
Joell Mayoh looks at forms of early intervention that appear to keep families together and safeguard their children
Improving the literacy & numeracy of young people in custody
This is the fnal report from the research project ‘Improving the literacy and numeracy of young offenders and disaffected young people’ carried out by the National Research and Development Centre for adult literacy and numeracy (NRDC) from 2002-05. It presents fndings from two strands of the project: classroom observations and experimental interventions.
Outcomes-Based Accountability in Children’s Services
This report, by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) provides an overview of the process and impact of the Outcomes Based Accountability (OBA) approach to improving services for whole populations.
Holiday Childcare Costs Survey 2010
Research published by the national childcare charity Daycare Trust recently uncovered a postcode lottery and patchwork of childcare availability.
Children missing from education
The aim of this survey, conducted by Ofsted, was to evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken by local authorities in relation to children and young people who are missing from education or in danger of becoming so. It considers whether legislation and guidance support the LAs effectively in protecting and educating them.
Education at centre of professional failures over Khyra
Education and the way non-education agencies failed to liase with the schools of Khyra Ishaq and her siblings are at the core of the professional failures to protect the children, according to the serious case review into her abuse and death through starvation. Joell Mayoh reports.
Why are lessons not learned?
The Serious Case Review into the death of Kyra Ishaq has identified a number of ‘lessons to be learned’. But, argues Kathryn Waddington in her illuminating article, we must go deeper – into why lessons are not learned – so that the same mistakes are not endlessly repeated.