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Evidence starts to emerge regarding the impact of Covid 19 on children’s services

The Children’s Society has started to release findings from its ongoing survey on the effects the Pandemic is having on services for children and young people.

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Child murder serious case review calls for national exploitation response system

The author of the Jaden Moodie serious case review has called for a national system for responding to children who are arrested and detained away from their home areas.

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Government announces plans to place Social Workers in schools

Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has announced a new initiative to place Social Workers in schools to better support vulnerable children.

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New research suggests all police should receive training on ACEs / Trauma and SEND to help them deal with violent or aggressive children.

Children’s Emotional Language and Thinking have published a report giving recommendations on how the police could most effectively deal with Childhood Challenging Violent or Aggressive Behaviour (CCVAB).

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Government pledges £37m to support SEND families

Children’s Minister, Vicky Ford, has announced £37m additional funding to support families with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) during the pandemic.

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New report on children’s learning experiences during the lockdown published

The Institute for Fiscal Studies has released a report highlighting the negative impact school closures are having particularly on poorer pupils.

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Oxfordshire Youth Justice Service receives praise for its ‘innovative’ work

HM Inspectorate of Probation has published a report praising Oxfordshire YJS for work being done to help children who had been victims or were at risk of exploitation.

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New reports suggest children’s services are ‘ill prepared’ for the devastating impact of Covid 19

Children’s charities have released new analysis suggesting children’s services could struggle with expected increases in demand once the true impact of the Coronavirus pandemic is realised.

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New research highlights pandemics potential long term of damage to children’s mental health

Mental health charity Young Minds has released findings of a new study which suggests two thirds of parents and carers fear the Covid 19 crisis will have long term consequences on the metal health of some young people.

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Updated guidance for professionals working with SEND children released.

The government has issued guidance to clarify changes to legislation around the creation and assessment of education, health and care (EHC) plans.

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