Child Safeguarding News: CSA, CSE, Modern Slavery, trafficking etc.
Experiences Shared - an online anthology from the Truth Project
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has shared a sample of accounts of child sexual abuse experiences shared with the Truth Project. All names and identifying details have been changed.
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Key messages from research on institutional child sexual abuse
Click here to view Key messages from research on institutional child sexual abuse pdf
Source: Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse
2018 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery
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Independent review of the Modern Slavery Act
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National Referral Mechanism reform
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New action to tackle modern slavery and support victims .
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Europol report on up-to-date intelligence picture on child trafficking
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Assessing age for asylum applicants - updated
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Evaluation into the Kent County Lines Pilot Project
Click here for further information St. Giles Trust: reports and evaluations
Child Health in England - Child Health Outcomes
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Safer Internet Day: campaign toolkit
Source: UK Safer Internet Centre
Headteacher meetings 2018/19
Meeting dates attached for:
Director's Primary Heads
Promise Board Inclusion Subgroup
Promise Board School Effectiveness Subgroup
If you have any queries please contact me on Julie.email@example.com
Primary Schools Careers Benchmarking Pilot
Many primary schools recognise the benefits of introducing the ‘world of work’ to young people at an early age. Research shows that children in primary schools begin to form their ideas about their future employment. Over the last couple of years secondary school colleagues have benefitted from a range of local and national development activities around careers guidance and engagement with the business world. One of the most helpful developments has been the ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’, which are based on national and international research and provide a very helpful framework for schools wishing to develop good careers guidance (http://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/focus-areas/good-career-guidance). In recognition that the ‘world of work’ and future careers is a really important aspect of the support for young people of all ages active research is now about to get underway in the North East on developing a careers benchmarking model for primary schools – see below for details.
Secondary schools have been able to see the benefits that schools, young people and employers can derive from collaborative work that helps young people explore and prepare for future career pathways. Primary schools across Newcastle are encouraged to get involved with and help inform the primary benchmarking activity that is being arranged through the North East LEP. Please give some serious consideration to your school signing up to be part of the benchmarking pilot.
The North East LEP is delighted to have secured investment to run a Primary Benchmarks pilot programme. This pilot builds on the success of our Good Career Guidance benchmark pilot in secondary schools. This pilot was recognised as transformational, was championed by government and led the way nationally for a new approach to careers guidance. We are determined that our North East primary schools will be at the forefront of national developments in developing a useful early careers programme suitable for primary schools.
There is clear need to develop suitable careers guidance programmes at a primary level. We know that young people begin to form their first aspirations aged three to four years old, by the age of six they are beginning to form opinions about what they cannot do. By aged 10 young people are beginning to make career limiting decisions, which solidify by aged 14. It is critical that we develop a programme that will open up possibilities and horizons for our young people. This pilot is not about asking a four year old to choose a career but helping them see that anything is possible.
We are looking to work with, support and invest in 70 primary schools from across the North East LEP region (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham). This is a unique opportunity for your school to play a crucial role in developing the primary benchmarks, keeping the North East at the forefront of evidence based innovation. We want to know what works, to raise aspirations and inspire positive attitudes to the world of work from an early age and to ensure that primary schools have access to the support and tools they need to achieve this.
To register your initial interest in participating in the primary benchmarks pilot please provide your details - here .
Registrations will close on Friday 23rd November 2018
Please note that each school in a single or multi academy trust must register separately and this is only open to schools based in the North East Local Enterprise Partnership area.
Next steps: Schools that have registered will then be asked to complete a more detailed Expression of Interest Form. This E.O.I. will be issued in the final week of November to all registered schools. It must be completed and returned by Friday 14th December. Further information about the pilot will be sent out at this stage. School selection will take place in late December and schools will be informed of selection outcomes in mid-January. Successful schools will then be brought together to initiate and launch the pilot at the end of January.
Every Child Counts Programmes
Every Child Counts Programmes
Every Child Counts Intervention Programmes enable schools to raise achievement in mathematics and are an effective way of utilising your Pupil Premium. We are currently arranging training dates for the Spring term.
Please see the attached flyers on the programmes available, including our exciting newest programme ‘Becoming 1stClass@Number’ which is aimed at Year 1 children who need further support to secure the Early Learning Goal in number.
Please contact Pat McCabe, Every Child Counts Consultant, on 0191 4338619 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details
The People's Budget
The People’s Budget: The council has launched the People’s Budget.
This online simulator allows you to take on the role of a councillor and decide where to make reductions to budgets or generate income to set a balanced budget. It allows you to see how every decision has a potential impact on the delivery of services, reinforced with breaking news headlines. We’re keen for everyone to have a go at using the simulator, you can do this at: www.letstalkbudget.org.uk.
Please also pass this link on to your school governors, school council and any others, encouraging them to try the tool and submit a balanced budget.
Shaping our future together: our medium-term plan 2019-20 to 2021-22
Our medium-term plan documents will be published on 9 November detailing proposals save another £60 million in the next three years.
Read the wider proposals at www.newcastle.gov.uk/budget
You can have your say on our Let’s Talk Consultation until 6 January.
We’ll review the responses to the consultation and publish an updated budget in February.
City Council will consider and vote on the final proposals on 6 March 2019.
Our Informatics and Insights Team Service provides a specialist data management and analysis service. The service is delivered by experienced data analysts who will support you to manage your data requirements and inform your strategic planning. Non-traded statutory / core service. We provide free support and advice in the following areas:
Collection and collation of information relating to statutory returns (School Census, pupil data transfer between school management information systems and Capita ONE, Foundation Stage Profile and Key Stage 1 Teacher Assessments, attendance data, School-to-School, and Common Transfer Files)
Support for Ofsted inspections
Access to Fischer Family Trust (FFT) data and reports to support target setting.
Telephone support relating to the core service.
Provision of Key Stage 2 data for Year 6 transfer groups