In this issue of Every Child Journal we have highlighted the issue of inter-generational work. These Child File materials focus further on ways in which grandparents might be included in your setting’s activities.
ecj_60-65_Policy Research-restoring balance
Restorative Justice models are all the rage in criminal justice. But can it be used to improve relationships for young people in residential care? Brian Littlechild’s research comes up with the findings
ecj_50-53_Early Intervention – Smart Practice
The rise of early intervention means that services are going to have to get smarter at targeting their audiences if they are to survive. But help is at hand – there’s a wealth of data out there waiting to be used, as Gordon Jack explains
ecj_44-48_ Early Years-Walking the early talk
Communication has been identified as one of the five ‘golden threads’ of early intervention, yet four in ten early years settings fail to meet acceptable standards. Mary Hartshorne looks at a programme that gets it right
ecj_38-42_In My View-paper children
Cafcass was set up in 2001 with high hopes of putting children’s interests at the heart of court proceedings. Ten years on children’s views have been marginalised and the system is at breaking point says Alison Paddle
At the sharp end
Despite a swathe of Government reports, support for children with autism has been stymied by late diagnosis, poor inter-agency working and school systems that have failed to recognise their needs. As the Government SEN Green paper is launched, Sarah Lambert looks at the good and the bad.
ecj_26-30_Disabilities-The hidden disability
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is now the most common cause of disability in the UK and its impact is as severe as it is unacknowledged. Gareth Crossman investigates the need for greater understanding.
ecj_20-24_Education-Mind the equality Gap
Policies that have put schools in the frontline of tackling social inequality have been dogged by short-termism, inconsistency and top-down managerialism. So have any of them been successful? Tim Linehan looks at a new publication which has the answers.
ecj_14-18_Education-Life in the fast lane
Tackling social mobility usually focuses on children in their early years, but many gifted children from disadvantaged backgrounds fail to go on to further education. Tom McAleavy looks at an innovative scheme that aims to redress the balance.