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How dogs improve reading ability

By Emily Rogers |

01 June 2017

Project helps children enjoy reading and increases their confidence and self-esteem.

Ask the Experts: 'Teenage boy in care won't speak'

By Colin Green, Jeanie Lynch, June O’Sullivan and Tracie Trimmer-Platman |

01 June 2017

Our expert panel offers advice on engaging with children, suspicions of neglect, nursery creativity and community youth work.

International Focus: Social pedagogy in Denmark

By Derren Hayes |

01 June 2017

Social pedagogy has a strong tradition in continental Europe. It challenges professional silos in focusing on the child as a whole person.

Writing competition helps looked-after children and care leavers gain confidence and resilience by reflecting on their care experiences.

How street therapy lifts young people's spirits

By Emily Rogers |

01 June 2017

Informal engagement of young people who are often involved in gangs leads to significant improvements in participants' mental health.

The NSPCC has analysed evidence from serious case reviews to identify learning. In this issue, we look at a summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice for the health sector.

Local Spotlight: Birmingham City Council

By Derren Hayes |

31 May 2017

How England's largest authority is using online and one-to-one promotion to arrest a recent decline in the number of foster carers.

How care leavers find employment

By Emily Rogers |

04 May 2017

Scheme helps care leavers to achieve their full potential.

The NSPCC has analysed evidence from serious case reviews to identify learning. In this issue, we look at the risk factors and lessons for police and law enforcement professionals working with children.

Local Spotlight: West Berkshire Council

By Derren Hayes |

04 May 2017

How the M4 corridor local authority is driving improvements in children?s services by addressing social worker retention.