Why e-safety is an Every Child Matters issue
Bill Jenkins suffered abuse as a child – which drove him to protect other children by setting up a schools' e-safety company. He explains what makes the internet dangerous - and what schools can do.
Implementing Integrated Working
Anne Houlihan explains how shared responsibility is producing better outcomes for children.
Raspal Singh-Chima and Lucy Busuttil summarise the surveys, reports and government policy changes in the field.
Age suitable environments – the new duty of care
For too long, under 18s have been forced to stay on adult psychiatric wards. Now, hospital managers must provide them with an ‘age suitable environment’ – but what does that mean? Susan Thompson explains the legal details.
Practitioners miss opportunities to help trafficked children time and again. Lisa Nandy analyses Children’s Society research to find out why.
Projects in Action
In this section we publish short reports about projects under-way in the UK. In future issues we hope to bring reports from international projects on well. This issue features reports on: The Obesity, Ambassadors Active For Life Y5 and Hearing Dogs.
Motivation through sport
Inspiring children and young people to improve their behaviour, concentration and achievement is a key challenge for schools, but one initiative in St. Helens is using physical activities like boxercise, climbing and outdoor pursuits to help get vulnerable students back on track.
Learning to read: Have psychologists got it wrong?
The failure by psychologists to fully take on board the ideas of Diane McGuiness on Synthetic Phonics has done children with reading problems a grave disservice. Mike Lake challenges Educational Psychologists to put aside their doubts.
Eradicating gender differences in literacy
International studies have revealed time and again that boys don’t learn to read as quickly as girls. Dr Julia Carroll examines why this is the case – and shares how teachers can help boys catch up.