Newsletter : February 2013

Since the last Newsletter we have published twenty-six items – a mixture of articles and reviews.Keith White has continued to provide his monthly In Residence column, touching upon a variety of challenging issues fundamental to the way children develop and can be helped – giving them space to learn, the need to take time to … Read more

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As explained in the Editorial All Change?, we are at a turning point for the Webmag. This is the last monthly issue. From now on we shall be adding material as it comes in and circulating subscribers from time to time about the new articles.News Views covers its usual mixture – language impairment, epilepsy, childminding, … Read more

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Our Editorial looks at the main ideas which have underpinned the Webmag over the last twelve and a half years, and invites readers to contribute (in the next fortnight) to our one hundred and fiftieth issue.   News Views includes sport for all, great teachers, children’s rights in Wales, paying for truancy, Care.com, transport and … Read more

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 There are three main groups of contributions this month – articles on child care practice, contributions from or about issues in other countries, and book reviews. First the practice articles. –           In his In Residence column, Keith White looks at the way that families       function as a part of wider communities. –           Michael Greig … Read more

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The Editorial this month is on the important subject of self-harm, and there is an article also, reporting on a survey on the subject. Valerie Jackson continues her account of home education, “weathering the storm”. Keith White gets to the heart of what residential child care is all about – dealing with the important through … Read more

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Quite a mixed bag this month. The Editorial urges professional to consider The Critical Role of the Manager in Good Social Care at the SCA/ICSE Annual Seminar.   News Views has its usual mixture of the serious and the not so serious, including internet safety, adoption reform, residential care in Wales, bedwetting in England and … Read more

In This Issue

First, we wish all our readers a happy and successful 2012. Secondly, we apologise: this issue is not short on quality, but it has fewer contributions than usual, for a variety of reasons.The Editorial looks at the question of unemployment, and urges a more radical line of action. The theme was triggered by Chris Durkin’s … Read more

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In the Editorial we celebrate our twelve years of publication. A lot has happened in that time, and we have published over 2,100 articles. We wish you a Happy Christmas and encourage you to buy the Children Webmug. Give yourself a Christmas present.   News Views includes Scotland Street School Museum, the influence of individuals, … Read more

News Views

Including Scotland Street School Museum, the influence of individuals, Tell Us Once, adoption and Prime Ministers, character and child care, Youth and Policy, possible Ph D topics and ‘research’ (mainly about busy mums)

In This Issue

 In the Editorial we emphasise the importance of child care professionals co-operating and the need for the NCB to take the lead. There was a full obituary of Raissa Page in the Guardian recently, which referred largely to her work as a photographer. Here Ros Niblett as written an appreciation of her work as a … Read more

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In This Issue  The Editorial this month draws together a number of points in other articles and points up the responsibilities facing the child care profession. News Views has its usual mixture including the recognition of social education/ pedagogy as a profession, allergies, children’s savings, attainments and the school year, choice of school, Raissa Page, … Read more

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In This Issue The Editorial this month urges everyone who has an interest in high standards of residential child care to sign the ICSE’s e-petition to re-establish NCERCC. Later in this issue there is a fuller statement from ICSE of the reasons for their petition. We have two child protection articles – the first by … Read more

News Views

Including riots, long summer holidays, residential child care statistics, street work, Wellesley Nautical School, Gerd Schemenau, laughter, remembering residential care, and FunMats

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We have something of an international flavour this month, with contributions from the Republic of Ireland, Slovenia, Australia and Pakistan. –           Noel Howard has written about developments in child care in Ireland, a country whose services have been rocked by scandals, but where there are encouraging signs of new developments. –           Meredith Kiraly has been … Read more

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Another mixture of articles this month, with some emphasis on residential care and some on parenting.   The Editorial focuses on the need for a fundamental review of our schooling system and raises a lot of question. News Views covers work-based crèches, mealtimes, playtime supervision and travel. In Teacher Diaries, Valerie Jackson has focused this … Read more

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The theme this month is activities for children and young people. We discuss the theme in the Editorial and we have a long article suggesting lots of ideas for your children and young people to do this summer. We also have a review of Sara Knight’s book, Risk and Adventure in Early Years Outdoor Play. … Read more

News Views

Including leaving care, mapping social problems, Dads’ Time Tales, violence to children, music at the Mulberry Bush, dangerous blinds, Youth & Policy, approved school activity programmes, National Baby Massage Week and drinking water

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Another issue with a variety of subject matter.First, an article by Jeremy Millar on Throughcare and Aftercare in Scotland, focusing on the support needed by young people leaving care. Then a piece which may prove contentious: Robert Shaw looks at Child Sexual Abuse: The Experiences of Victims and Abusers, and explodes myths. There’s no neat … Read more

News Views

Including training for social educators / social pedagogues / residential care staff, tombstoning, Ofsted, shaken babies, approved school scandals, therapeutic music, Siblings Together, educational apps, naming ceremonies, and ‘research’

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There is a residential care theme to five of the contributions this month.  Robert Shaw considers what has been learnt about attachment and resilience in residential care. Simon Rodway celebrates the Caldecott Community’s centenary. Jim Hyland has written the third of his series on approved schools.   It is the final chapter of A.J. Stone’s brilliant … Read more

News Views

Sir Paul Ennals The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has announced today that Sir Paul Ennals will be moving on from his role as Chief Executive in the autumn of 2011. Paying tribute to Sir Paul, NCB Chair, Dame Gillian Pugh, said, “NCB has been enormously fortunate to have been led by Paul Ennals for the … Read more

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We have three articles this month focusing on communication. Valerie Jackson describes Makaton and the Paget Gorman Sign System work. Chris Durkin focuses on the importance of listening in communication. We also include the announcement of a book by Jeanne Willis, Mole’s Sunrise, in a format designed specifically for blind children. Charles Pragnell has contributed another of his trenchant pieces, … Read more

News Views

Including more on communication, health and diet, adoption, the WellStart memory box, social pedagogy, the Sex Offenders Register, family meals, conception, eczema, the Big Society and hard balls.

News Views

Including the lessons of Haute de la Garenne, an honour for day nurseries, Key Texts, night lights and melatonin, social pedagogy and the SPDN, social pedagogy in Slovenia, breast-feeding, the Big Society and Montessori, ‘research’ surveys, TV viewing patterns, poverty, and conferences on children and mental health and young people and faith

News Views

Including child poverty, the lessons from Baby Peter, foster care recruitment, family eating habits, fitness, fun and football, archiving theses, disciplining children, ‘research’, changing the clocks, the NCBC and the NCB.

Child Poverty Briefing

The briefing below was prepared for the media by the coalition to End Child Poverty (ECP) prior to the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR). It has been attached here in full as it lays out the arguments and facts clearly and succinctly. It was prepared by Alicia Jones, Media Officer, aliciaj@unicef.org.uk. More information can be obtained … Read more