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The Book’s Here!…

The Book’s Here!…

Thanks! Thanks for your interest in my upcoming book! For ages, I’ve wanted to write something that captured some of my thinking around how best to help troubled young people. This is it! Basically, it’s ‘the book of the blog.’ Doing a better job for those kids who...

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ACEs and Resilience

ACEs and Resilience

Public Health Wales and the University of Bangor have published their report on the relationship between resilience and the onset of Adverse Childhood Experiences. The report gives clues for those working with both children and adults - about how to...

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The Right Way

The Right Way

The Wales Children's Commissioner's office have published their guidance for organisations on how to implement a children's rights approach. Subscribe & get my FREE e-book: "Connecting With Troubled Young...

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Live Streaming

Live Streaming

This week the BBC reported on the latest online threat to children - live streaming. Here's the deal... Live streaming is the ability to appear live on-screen for others to see you. This can be done on any internet enabled electronic device: phone, tablet, laptop or...

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A wish list from foster care

A wish list from foster care

What do foster carers want? After responding in-depth to a previous post, I asked Melody Barrow to write her wish list - the things that she and her fellow foster carers want to say to other professionals, particularly to social workers. [button...

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Parenting

Parenting

Not many YOTs have parenting workers these days. This is unfortunate. So I asked my friend and parenting expert Kelly Cox to summarise why parenting work has a place in youth offending teams. Here's what she said... Why is Parenting important within Youth...

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On handling disclosures – 4

On handling disclosures – 4

If you work with troubled children, sooner or later they'll tell you what's happened to them. So why do some children struggle to give a clear story of what took place?   Trauma and memory... A couple of years ago, I was first on the scene at a serious car...

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In care & in trouble

In care & in trouble

Children in residential care are 15 times more likely to be criminalised than other kids the same age. That can't be right... Recently, the Howard League for Penal Reform has issued its first briefing on ending the criminalisation of children in...

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