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…

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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)

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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…

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’