Choosing Nurture above Nature
Irene Grant explains how nurture groups can support the most challenging children and young people.
Defining outcomes and assessing impacts
In their third and final article on early intervention, Cam Donaldson and Janet Walker focus on the economics of intervening to improve outcomes for vulnerable young people and ask: what do we know and how can we do it better?
A friend in deed
Deborah James puts the spotlight on a subtle form of adolescent bullying known as relational aggression and describes the way one group of schools in North East Ireland managed it.
How has life in and after care changed for children? Children’s Rights Director for England, Roger Morgan reports on the findings of two reports and what they tell us about life for children and young people in care today.
Troubled and troublesome
If you are a Black Afro-Caribbean boy with special needs and eligible for free school meals you are 168 times more likely to be permanently excluded from a state funded school than a white girl, from a middle class family with no special needs. Susannah Strong looks at the findings of the Children’s Commissioner’s Inquiry Report on Exclusion
One family problem too many?
Families facing multiple problems have been much in the news. But how common are they? Shirley Dex looks a research study that discusses the problems of identifying and offering them support.
Making time for dads
My Time CIC is a Birmingham based community interest company (social enterprise) that is owned by its service users and local community stakeholders. It was established in 2002 by single parent dad of three Michael Lilley – who writes below.
Looking into the horizon
Education failure for young people in care is almost taken for granted. Yet Horizons Young Persons Education and Achievement Centre in Ealing, West London has achieved great success academically and professionally. Marcella Phelan explains how it was done