When we think of the teenage years we probably don’t usually think of neglect.
But here’s the truth of it…
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David Lammy MP has published his independent review into the treatment of, and outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the Criminal Justice System.
More info here.
It’s great for explaining the basics and raising awareness of the challenges and delights of being autistic…
Really good for use with kids, parents and in training – and it’s free. Enjoy!
This month, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales published her report into a consultation with children about bullying.
The report is called, “Sam’s Story” and contains the views of 2000 children.
In November 2016 the Children’s Society published its Troubled Teens report (I missed it back then! :0)
It’s the result of a study into the causes, extent and impact of neglect for teenagers.
I’ll be summarising the report in a blog post shortly, but in the meantime you can download it yourself here.
The NSPCC have published their annual statistical report into child protection – How Safe Are Our Children? 2017
I love this report – it’s a brilliant source of information, as well as giving the broad UK-wide picture of where things stand in child protection.
“Attachment is a small person, learning to be a person, from a big person.”
My Name is Leon (Penguin, 2017)
My Name is Leon
Kit de Waal
Opinion in short:
This one is a beauty.
It’s about the journey of an 8 year old boy into foster care. It’s both a moving and uplifting book. It might be about “work stuff” for many of us – but it reinforces all the reasons why we do the job – to help troubled kids get through tough stuff!