Social Impact Bonds
Providing early and intensive intervention and prevention programmes saves money in the long run but who foots the bill in the first place? Mhairi Aylott explain what SIBs are, the potential and the problems.
Shifting the spectre of rioting
There are many theories about why the riots took place. In this article, Peter Gibson from the Rathbone Charity in Manchester explores some of the issues and considers what we might do to put things right.
City Year is a programme for volunteers that is recommended in the report ‘No Excuses’. Here, Sophie Livingstone, explains about how it works and the difference it is making.
The report from the Centre for Social Justice ‘No excuses: a review of educational exclusion’ explains why they think exclusion statistics do not represent the true picture.
Reducing bullying amongst the worst affected
This report was commissioned by the DCSF and carried out between 2009 and 2010. It was published in September. The research included desk research, discussions with experts and discussions with some young people. It claims that bullying affects most school children in the UK at some point either as a victim, a bully or as a bystander. Children with SEN are more likely to be bullied as anyone with a ‘perceived difference’ is likely to be a target.
Think Intergenerational: connecting generations to support communities
This report by 4Children and supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation emphasises the importance of intergenerational practice, the need to encourage contact between generations and the vital role that families have within our communities.
Developing a holistic view of health in schools
We all know that eating more healthily helps children and young people to feel more alert, concentrate better and enjoy self-esteem and emotional wellbeing – and that learning to cook, being active and able to express emotions are an essential part in long term healthy lifestyles, but what about the wider impact of these choices on parents, families, teachers and the wider school community?