Sensory integration through sport
Sport can be a brilliant way for children to develop sensory co-ordination - as well as lasting friendships. Sandy Eifon-Jones looks at ways of involving children with disability in fun physical activity within mainstream schools.
Building career aspirations at primary schools
Most schools take a half-hearted stab at careers-education with their teenage students. But a new government-funded programme, Headstart, says higher education needs to be promoted at primary-level. Gavin Bradshaw shares his research on the project.
Staying together: how indirect contact keeps children in touch with their fathers. Many children understand that family in-fghting means they can’t meet their father. But not receiving a birthday card can be heartbreaking. Salli Ward and Katherine Small explain, through a case study, how their charity Pro-Contact uses letters and pictures to encourage meaningful family relationships.
More time to listen to children
Professionals must be given more time to listen to children. The Social Work Taskforce was set up by the government to do something very difficult. Its mission is to improve the quality and status of the social work profession in both adult and child services, boost recruitment and retention.
Back on track
At the moment, permanent exclusion is a death knell for young people. But the ‘Youth Achievement Foundation’ in Macclesfeld is trying to turn that around with its vocational focus. Eliza Vogel-Sharron reports.
We’re all supposed to be keeping up with the latest government thinking. But there’s just not enough time. That’s why Raspal Singh-Chima and Lucy Busuttil summarise the surveys, reports and government policy changes you need to brief yourself on in every issue of Every Child journal.
Hearing young children’s voices
Hearing young children’s voices in the common assessment framework: There are more ways for children to express their needs than just talking. Sonia Mainstone-Cotton and Dr Janet Rose report.