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The Power of 'Motivational Interviewing'

Motivational Interviewing continues to be one of the most popular skills based courses we offer and is proved to be extremely successful as it works so well with our complex young people and families to bring about behaviour change.

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Continued Success for Level 4 - Working with Children, Individuals & Families

The first course in 5 years which accurately meets the needs of the workforce who are dealing with vulnerable children, individuals and families. First introduced in 2016 and now one of the most relevant qualifications within its field.

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Family Hubs: The Future of Children’s Centres

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Children’s Centres have undertaken an inquiry into the future... read more...

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Great Yarmouth Borough Council Early Help at a Neighbourhood Evaluation

Great Yarmouth Borough Council (GYBC) and partners were successful in acquiring funding from DCLG as part of the Delivering Differently in Communities programme.

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Bracknell Forest Evaluation

Bracknell Forest Council has a strategic priority to build volunteering and improve community resilience. They are keen to build and support communities that can help themselves through the increased use of volunteers.

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Brand New Level 4 Training!

We are proud to announce the launch of our new Level 4 training programme - Working with vulnerable children, individuals and families.

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Level 4 Working with Parents (Intense support for families with complex needs) Training – Warrington

Level 4 Working with Parents (Intense support for families with complex needs) Training – Warrington

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Governor Training - Cambridgeshire County Council

Governor Training Cambridgeshire County Council
We are delighted to be providing governor training to Cambridgeshire County Council Governor Services team.

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Health chief asks for urgent action on child obesity

We do not have sufficient high-quality information about what is happening to the health of our children...read more...

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Adolescent on parent violence

Children as young as seven have been investigated by police for allegedly attacking their parents...read more...

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Remove IRO role from councils ask young people

A consultation event organised by the Who Cares? Trust found overwhelming support from young people to see the role of Independent Reviewing Officer role taken out of council control...read more

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Government to force councils to merge adoption services

Powers requiring councils to combine their adoption functions will be included in a Schools and Adoption Bill...read more...

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1/5 families struggle to buy food, campaigners warn

One in five families are struggling to provide their children with basic food and heating ...read more...

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Welsh government increased funding for CAMHS

The Welsh government has boosted funding for child and adolescent mental health services...read more...

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Call for 16 and 17 year-olds to vote in a planned referendum on EU membership

The chair of the British Youth Council has called on the government to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote...read more...

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Internet guide for parents

An internet safety guide has been launched to support parents...read more...

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More free schools

Government drive to establish 500 more free schools... read more...

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Charity seeks 5 year on Neets

It is “essential” that the government creates a five-year plan to help young people navigate their journey from school...read more...

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Fall in number of first-time young offenders

The number of young people convicted for an offence for the first time is continuing to fall...read more...

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Council boss hits out at government over Ofsted grading

Politicians blaming social workers for challenges facing children’s social care has made it difficult for councils to fill vacancies...read more...

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‘Fundamental’ review of Ofsted early years inspections needed

A strong early years sector needs a robust, reliable inspection framework...read more...

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Fast-track 30-hour childcare pledge

The government is to fast-track legislation to double free universal childcare entitlement...read more

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Youth justice system failing vulnerable girls

Youth justice agencies are failing to give vulnerable girls the support they need...read more...

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Numbers in youth custody rise again

The numbers of young people in custody has increased again...read more...

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£44m for CSE projects

Projects designed to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE) will benefit from close to £1m in Big Lottery Fund...read more...

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Reduction in Early Help and Increase in Care Applications

Cuts to children’s early help services could see a fall in the level of prevention work...read more

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Dental neglect – lack of confidence

A study reveals that dentists lack confidence to raise concerns about neglect...read more...

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Councils’ cost cutting ‘jeopardises foster placements’

A report by the NAFP states that some councils are forcing foster carers to apply for (SGOs)... read more...

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Youth sector demands legislation to protect services

A proposed young people and youth service bill to the House of Commons...

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Ofsted praise care leaver support scheme

Inspectors praised a project designed to improve care leaver support...read more...

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Young carers to get more support from schools

As part of a project jointly managed by the Carers Trust and The Children's Society, called the Young Carers in Schools Programme, schools will be able to sign up to receive guidance and tips on how to support young carers...

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West Sussex announce ‘Academy for social work team’

West Sussex County Council has announced an overhaul of its social work team, including the creation of an “academy” to support new recruits and prevent burnout...

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Better safeguarding leads to reduction in violent injuries

Injuries to children and young people recorded by health services in England and Wales fell 18% in 2014 according to research by Cardiff University...

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