UK – Children & Young People Daily Bulletin



3 September 09


Use of restraint surges in YOIs

Restraint has risen by 25 per cent in young offender institutions, despite a government pledge to cut its use.

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Youth groups to be offered safeguarding help

A scheme to help youth organisations meet their statutory duty to safeguard young people is to be launched later this month.

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Social worker pioneers a scheme to cut exclusions

An innovative programme of school intervention that has slashed a school’s exclusion numbers and was devised by a social worker is to go nationwide.

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Councils cut early years liaison staff

Many early years settings are losing valuable face-to-face support from their local authorities, according to recent research.

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The Pre-school Learning Alliance

Councils wary of ContactPoint planning following Tory pledge to scrap database

Councils throughout England and Wales are doing the bare minimum to prepare for the controversial ContactPoint database believing it will be scrapped, it has been claimed.

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Lessons on custody from abroad

A report on reducing the number of children in custody has highlighted some overseas best practice.

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