Nearly three quarters of teachers (74.4%) throughout the UK are worried that their pupils could become victims of mobile phone bullying reveals research by leading children’s charity NCH and Tesco Mobile.
Liz Bayram’s appointment as the National Childminding Association’s new Chief Executive was announced in early November. She takes over the role from Gill Haynes, NCMA’s current Chief Executive, in mid-December. Here Liz explains why she applied and what NCMA’s vision for home-based childcare is. Why did you decide to apply for the post of chief … Read more
Child abuse is rapidly declining in England according to the most recent statistics published by the Department for Education and Skills (Statistics of Education – Referrals, Assessments, and Children and Young People on Child Protection Registers : Year Ending 31 March 2004). The statistics show that at the 31 March 2004 the number of children … Read more
It looks as if a corner may have been turned. The Minister’s spokesman announced at the National Children’s Bureau conference on 9 November that the Government had decided to set up a National Centre for Excellence in Residential Care for England. This decision may be a few years late, in the wake of Scotland’s action … Read more
It occurs to me that it is some time since I (or the Editor of Children Webmag) reminded readers of why this column is called In Residence. As you might deduce from the blurb, it’s because I live in a residential community and have been asked to reflect on my experiences month by month. I … Read more