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Toddlers from deprived homes at greater risk of scalds

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Toddlers living in socially deprived areas are most at risk of suffering hot water related injuries at home, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Nottingham used information routinely collected by GP patient records to study children … Continue reading

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Revised safeguarding guidelines focus on the child

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More focus needs to be placed on the needs of children revised Government guidelines on safeguarding state. The Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance was revised in response to recommendations from Professor Eileen Munro’s report, A child-centred system, which states … Continue reading

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Call for advocates to make sure children are heard

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The National Children’s Bureau (NCB) is calling on the Government to give children the legal right to an independent advocate at child protection conferences. This is to ensure that in cases where harm, neglect and abuse are suspected, a child’s … Continue reading

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School language programme boosts children’s reading

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An evaluation of a pilot project led by children’s communication charity I CAN has found that a whole school approach to supporting children’s speech can result in an average 50 per cent increase in progress in reading skills. The report, … Continue reading

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Analysis: A problem of scale?

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Some primary free schools are taking advantage of their greater powers to offer nursery provision and more experiential curricula. But critics say growth of these schools undermines state education, says Ruth Thomson. Pupils at Barrow 1618 burst cheering through a … Continue reading

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National Curriculum review – A springboard for success?

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Headteacher Alison Peacock argues that the teaching profession should respond courageously to the draft curriculum by enhancing it with a richly diverse and irresistible school curriculum that builds on high-quality early years practice.

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