ecj 2.4 Improving outcomes in early intervention
The first step in early intervention is identifying your client and their needs, but new analysis shows that this is easier said than done. In the first of a short series Janet Walker and Cam Donaldson look at the challenge of targeting and assessing hard-to-reach young people.
ecj 2.4 Eliminating fear and blame
Serious case reviews are viewed by many front line staff as witchhunts. Yet run properly they can be supportive and provide learning to all concerned. Dr Sheila Fish looks at how using a ‘systems’ methodology for these reviews can benefit staff.
ecj 2.4 Blueprint for a new sector
Has the early years experiment worked? After sifting through almost 3,500 contributions, Dame Clare Tickell’s review outlines the future of the sector. Tim Linehan reports on its findings
Listening Loss And Bad Behaviour
New research shows that deaf children with additional complex needs and their families are often misdiagnosed, not listened to and do not have their needs properly met by professionals, sometimes with devastating results. Wendy McCracken reports on her findings
ecj 2.4 Vocation, Vocation, Vocation
The Wolf Review into vocational training provided a shot across the boughs of Government but will it lead to the sort of improvement in apprenticeships that young people have a right to expect? Graham Hoyle gives his view.
ecj 2.4 Creating the climate for learning
The aim of PSHE was to reduce the deficit that disadvantaged children face. But has it been successful? Bernadette Stiell looks at the findings of the most comprehensive research ever carried out into the subject in England
ecj 2.4 Narrowing the Gap
The early years offer the best chance of preventing children from poorer backgrounds falling behind in later life. But it requires careful targeting, an open service, good leadership and some number crunching, too. Jaci Stroud reports on a success story in Darlington
ecj 2.4 Independence Day
Developing personal budgets and selfdirected support has come a long way in recent years. But how can the model be adapted to meet the needs of children and young people? Nic Crosby looks at leading practice in the field
ecj 2.4 The ABC of neglect
There’s growing evidence that child neglect may be more damaging than physical or sexual abuse, yet it rarely commands the same attention. Christine Puckering looks at how the ABC parenting training addresses early signs of potential neglect and prevent long-term damage to young children.