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Sausage and Chips: New Series Sends Kids on Adventures

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:01:12 +0000

‘Sausage and Chips in Space’ and ‘Underwater’ are the first two children’s books of a planned ten-volume series written by Rick Joyce and illustrated by Cassie Gregory. Sausage the excitable Dachshund and Chips, an intelligent Siamese Cat, become guides for uplifting adventures into the jungle, at the zoo, at a party and more. This first ... Read more...

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Failing Better: Towards dealing with the inevitable mess when trying to help troubled children. By Richard Rollinson.  

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:01:26 +0000

Paper given to the Portuguese Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists. 17th October 2008. Bom Dia. I am very pleased, and greatly honoured, to have the opportunity to address this gathering on the important subject being covered by the Conference – how, despite our best intentions and efforts, we adults can sometimes have a “disorganising”, and ... Read more...

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Why people come into residential social work and why some stay in it. By John and Marilyn McDonnell

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:01:13 +0000

 From Why Care?: A volume of articles on the values underlying residential work, edited by David Lane and Keith White, RCA Annual Review 1980, p. 37-41 If it is not doing too much violence to a useful quotation: “Some people are born residential social workers, others become residential social workers, whilst some have residential work thrust ... Read more...

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Children’s Homes need a Prime Minister who is crazy about them. By Jonathan Stanley

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:01:10 +0000

After the Prime Minister’s speech to the Conservative Party conference Looked After Children are now, truly, Children in Care, in the care of all of us. To name the scandal of the social exclusion of Children in Care was a brave and necessary thing. There was an audible ‘Hurrah’ from those of us in the ... Read more...

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In Residence. The Therapeutic Care Journal,   December 2015. By Dr Keith J.White

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:01:09 +0000

In the past couple of weeks I have been revisiting previous columns of ‘In Residence’ as I compile the index for Volume Two of Reflections on Living with Children.  This reminded me of the value of recording conversations and events quite apart from any value associated with reflecting on them.  And so I thought I ... Read more...

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News: NSPCC calls on adults to be alert to the impact of neglect in teenagers.  

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:00:38 +0000

Neglect in young children the most common reason for adults to contact the NSPCC helpline. However, few adults contact the NSPCC helpline with concerns about teenage neglect. The NSPCC is calling on the public to be alert to young people suffering from neglect after calls to the NSPCC helpline, the national service for any adult ... Read more...

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Book Review: Change and Continuity in Children’s Services. By Professor Roy Parker

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:59:31 +0000

Review by David Lane In this book Professor Roy Parker has brought together a collection of essays (in one or two cases, speeches) on various subjects about the way services for children and young people have developed over recent decades, and ways in which they may develop. Although Roy is still actively working in an ... Read more...

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Press release: Alfie’s magic hat: Fun at the zoo. Published by Sirenia Books.

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:59:14 +0000

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release A  new children’s story book has been published for babies and infants that includes signing, or sign language. Designed for hearing children pre-speech, ‘Alfie’s Magic Hat: Fun at the zoo’, the first in a series, recognises the increasing interest in using ‘signing’ to help babies and infants communicate, pre speech. ... Read more...

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Book Review: Books for Parents – Play by Dr Amanda Gummer

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:07:59 +0000

Review by David Lane: The book has a strapline Fun ways to help your child develop in the first five years, and that it exactly what the book is about. Other than the Introduction and Final Words, Dr Gummer takes parents through eight stages of development from birth to starting school. In each stage she ... Read more...

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