Search Results

Found 904 results for .

Recognise failure for successful secure schools

This April would have been the 25th anniversary of the opening of Medway Secure Training Centre (STC). Like most, if not all, secure establishments it had a rocky start but represented the beginning of a major reform in youth justice. As we await the birth of the new secure school on the site of the original STC it is worth reflecting on the past 25 years.

Support for pupil learning is premium consideration

The £1.7bn “catch-up” programme for pupils has recently started to have an impact: more than 100,000 children have received additional support since last autumn and the government has appointed Education Endowment Foundation chief Sir Kevan Collins to oversee the scheme.

Give babies the best start despite pandemic

The nation’s mental health and wellbeing has been discussed at great length over the past few months and attention has recently been drawn to the mental health of babies and infants by a report commissioned by the First 1,001 Days Movement.

Make permanency work for older children

The latest Covid-19 arrangements will have long-term impacts on many of our most vulnerable children, not least those who have entered the care system during the last year.

Sport can tackle the problem of youth justice disproportionality

In the 12 months before March 2020, children from black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) backgrounds made up more than half the population in youth custody. In 2018/19, white children committed 61 per cent of all serious offences, but only accounted for 51 per cent of children in custody according to the Youth Justice Board’s Exploring Racial Disparity report.

Custody staff need crisis communication training

The Independent review of the use of pain-inducing techniques – published over the summer – in short hasn’t told us anything we didn’t know before and the heart of the recommendations are simply echoes of previous reports that still haven’t been enacted.