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Early years inspections during Covid

Ofsted analysis highlights the ways childcare providers have adapted how they support children’s language and communication development during the Covid-19 pandemic, reports Jo Stephenson.

Four decades of adoption & fostering

Adoption and fostering charity CoramBAAF celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2020. As another year gets under way key figures from the organisation reflect on past achievements and priorities for 2021.

Contextual Safeguarding: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Contextual Safeguarding is an approach developed in 2011 as a result of work carried out by DrCarlene Firmin, principal research fellow at the University of Bedfordshire (see expert view, below). Her three-year review of responses to peer-on-peer abuse, found that 90 per cent of cases involved contextual factors which child protection systems and practices struggled to deal with.

Tackling presenteeism

A culture that encourages stressed staff to turn up for work while ignoring their health can be more costly to employers than absenteeism. Leaders must learn the skills to safeguard workplace wellbeing.

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