A NEET solution for primary schools
Industrial collapse has a history of knocking the heart out of communities with young people most at risk of long-term unemployment and crime. But what happens if you identify those most at risk at an early age? Annette Gillian and Kay Shaw tell how Carleton Community High School in Wakefield inspired primary school children to succeed.
Building the team around the family
Early intervention has put family support work in a new light. But what systems need to be in place to make it a success? Katy Burch looks at the research into ten local authorities that makes a powerful case for the team around the family approach.
Transforming youth services
Services for young people usually focus on their problems rather than providing support to them as individuals. So what happens when a London borough with more than its fair share of challenges re-designs its youth services to meet the needs of young people? Florence Kroll reports from Hackney.
Mentoring is often trotted out as a catch-all solution to re-engaging disadavantaged young people. But it will only work it practice is founded on careful principles and best practice. Chris Parker reports on a success story in Sutton.
Living without fear
Levels of domestic abuse are alarmingly high with children increasingly emerging as victims. But what can schools can do to prevent children repeating the violence they have witnessed? Claire Fox, Rebecca Hale and David Gadd report on the evaluation of an innovative project.
A serious case for protection
Disabled children are among the most at risk of serious abuse and neglect. Pam Lister puts recent Ofsted research in context and asks what needs to change to improve safeguarding.
Tackling homophobic bullying
Homophobic bullying in schools is often ignored and as a result children suffer intimidation, violence and distress. Patricia Durr looks at how schools can create inclusive practices and support their pupils.
Creating an e-safeguarding school
eSafeguarding can be a real challenge for schools as teachers try to keep up with tech-savvy students and cyberbullying and sexting invades the private spaces that are so tricky to monitor. But, says Tim Pinto, by creating whole school policies and working closely with parents and others you can make your school a safer place.
The secrets of child sexual exploitation
People might think that child sexual exploitation is a new phenomenon. But Ann Marie Christian says it has always been there and schools need to wise up to tackle it.