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Whole School Approach to Maintaining Mental Health

Whole School Approach to Maintaining Mental Health

November, 2017

EHCAP Ltd is working in Somerset with staff and parents in schools and across childrens' services finding innovative ways to maintain mental health into adulthood.

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Connecting across our Emotion Coaching Community

Connecting across our Emotion Coaching Community

September, 2016

Join our meetings, discover on line Emotion Coaching parenting groups and more!!

August News

August News

August, 2016

Sharing news from the Young People Engagement Project, Parenting groups in Somerset and more!

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June Newsletter

June Newsletter

June, 2016

Thank you once again to Vision Works for including our News in their Newsletter- next month we will produce our own!! Please also see here a fabulous leaflet for parents put together by Andy Leafe and a copy of the Summary Findings 2015.

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Mindful Emotion Coaching Cascading Presentations

Mindful Emotion Coaching Cascading Presentations

April, 2016

Champions now in their second year working with us are cascading Mindful Emotion Coaching

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Emotion Coaching Parenting Groups in Yeovil

Emotion Coaching Parenting Groups in Yeovil

April, 2016

Clare Wilson and Sharron Ricketts are running more Tuning in to Kids and Tuning in to Teens Parenting Groups in Yeovil this year

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April Newsletter - Mindful Emotion Coaching

April Newsletter - Mindful Emotion Coaching

April, 2016

Public Health Funded Mindful Emotion Coaching have decided on the champions who will be trained in 2016 and we make plans for our first 2016 County Wide Emotion Coaching Meeting on May 25th in Monks Yard Ilminster...

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March Newsletter- Mindful Emotion Coaching Somerset

March Newsletter- Mindful Emotion Coaching Somerset

March, 2016

Following on from the success of our dissemination conference in Taunton (see presentations at http://www.ehcap.co.uk/news/emotion-coaching- ) we are now supporting champions across Somerset as they continue to cascade Emotion Coaching into their organisations. Details of the meetings we have planned can be found at emotioncoachingsomerset.co.uk - along with links to useful sources of information and the training materials from last year.

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Emotion Coaching

Emotion Coaching

December, 2015

Bath Spa University and EHCAP Ltd are delighted to announce that we will be training a further 40 Emotion Coaching champions in 2016 while supporting embedding the cascading process with the existing 130 champions

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Parenting Groups

Parenting Groups

November, 2015

Tuning in to Kids - Emotionally Intelligent Parenting - a 6 session parenting program for parents of Primary School Children in Yeovil beginning January 2016

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Emotion Coaching Presentations

October, 2015

As we reach the end of our first year working with Public Health, Somerset County Council our Emotion Coaching Champions are cascading into their work place and share their learning with presentations - power points, prezis and video

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Primary Schools

Primary Schools

October, 2015

Cascading Emotion Coaching into Primary Schools, Early Years and Nurseries in Somerset

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Secondary Schools

Secondary Schools

October, 2015

Cascading Emotion Coaching into Middle Schools, Secondary Schools and Youth settings in Somerset

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Our More Vulnerable Children

Our More Vulnerable Children

October, 2015

Cascading Emotion Coaching into Social Care, Partnership Schools (Pupil Referral Units), Special Educational Needs and Disability, Services for Children Looked After, CAMHS and Police Services across Somerset

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Universal and Early Intervention

Universal and Early Intervention

October, 2015

As end our year working with Somerset County Council our Emotion Coaching Champions are cascading into Universal and Early Intervention Services including Get Set (Early Help), Primary Care, Services for Carers, Social Housing, 2BU, Parent and Family Support Advisors. Third Sector including Field to Fork.

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Peer Mentoring Emotion Coaching for Teens

August, 2015

Bath Spa University working with EHCAP Ltd offer their Peer Mentoring documents to champions working with them on the Public Health, Somerset County Council, Mindful Emotion Coaching Project in Somerset.

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Peer Mentoring in Primary Schools

Peer Mentoring in Primary Schools

August, 2015

Bath Spa University and EHCAP Ltd share documents for Peer Mentoring Emotion Coaching in Primary Schools with Emotion Coaching Champions in Somerset.

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Mindful Emotion Coaching in Somerset

Mindful Emotion Coaching in Somerset

May, 2015

Public Health, Somerset County Council have commissioned Mindful Emotion Coaching Training for the children and young people's workforce as one part of a four prong piece of work. The overarching aim for the combined four projects is that all people who work regularly with children and young people are well equipped to understand and respond appropriately to the emotional needs of children and young people.

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DfE Safeguarding advice and updates

DfE Safeguarding advice and updates

March, 2015

Working Together 2015 Everyone who works with children including teachers, GPs, nurses, midwives, health visitors, early years professionals, youth workers, police, Accident and Emergency staff, paediatricians, voluntary and community workers and social workers has a responsibility for keeping them safe.

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The Care Act

The Care Act

March, 2015

The Care Act received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014. This means the Care Act is now law. These factsheets have been produced to accompany Part 1 of the Act and will come into force on 1 April 2015 .

Mindful Emotion Coaching

December, 2014

Bath Spa University and EHCAP have been commissioned by Public Health, Somerset County Council to provide Mindful Emotion Coaching. They will train 100 champions from the children and young people's workforce between January and December 2015. Details of the project time line in this article.

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Somerset Emotional Wellbeing Programme

November, 2014

Bath Spa University and EHCAP are providing the 'Building Resilience through Training and Resources' part of the Children and Young People's Emotional Wellbeing Programme within children's services in Somerset. Contact Us for information.

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Emotional intelligence and NEETS

November, 2014

Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to understand a person's barriers and unlock their potential? Self Smart is used in schools, colleges , work and the secure estate to assess wellbeing, emotional intelligence and preferred learning styles.

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Young lives behind bars

Young lives behind bars

November, 2014

Children and young people who offend are among the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our society. Yet despite their high level of need, children in custody are all too often overlooked or let down by health and social care services.

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Self harm mitigation

Self harm mitigation

November, 2014

Self harm mitigation training is aimed at all frontline staff and volunteers across all sectors

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MindEd

MindEd

October, 2014

Find out about common signs of mental health problems affecting children and young people and access a wealth of e- learning on MindEd. Bite sized chunks of e-learning are designed to give confidence in identifying a mental health issue and knowing what to do- improving outcomes for children and young people.

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Children and Young People with SEN who are in custody

Children and Young People with SEN who are in custody

October, 2014

The Children and Families Act 2014 places satutory obligations on Youth Offending Teams and Young Offender Institutions with regard to EHC Plans and SEN.

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SEN Code of Practice - Training with EHCAP

SEN Code of Practice - Training with EHCAP

July, 2014

EHCAP launch training for Education , Health and Care Staff- Working Together with the new SEN Code of Practice

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Study shows scale of Troubled Families Problems

July, 2014

Families had an average of nine problems related to employment, education, crime, housing, child protection, parenting or health on entry to the programe.

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Head Up, Heart Strong

July, 2014

Dr Jo Black and Devon Partnership Trust share Head Up, Heart Strong, a film created for and with families affected by perinatal mental health problems. This is a film for all of us - parents, midwives, GPs, social workers, mental health workers, health visitors......

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NHS England Health briefing re Children and Families Act 2014

NHS England Health briefing re Children and Families Act 2014

July, 2014

Using the Children and Families Act 2014 to improve outcomes for children and young people with SEN and disability: a briefing for health services

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The GP's role in responding to child maltreatment: time for a rethink?

July, 2014

GP's are ideally placed to spot early warning signs of child maltreatment and to work with families to prevent them from getting worse, according to a joint report by the Royal College of General Practitioners, NSPCC and researchers from UCL and University of Surrey

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Tuning in to Kids UK

Tuning in to Kids UK

July, 2014

Dr Sarah Temple has trained to provide Tuning in to Kids parenting courses in the UK. The course can be six or eight sessions and focuses on emotion coaching and mindfulness.

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Sons of Prisoners

Sons of Prisoners

May, 2014

Two thirds of convicts' sons face a life of crime - EHCAP follow the Children's Commissioner's Guidance and look at the care of these very vulnerable children and young people

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Applying Working Together 2013

May, 2014

In the wake of the 2001 enquiry into the death of an 8 year old girl, Victoria Climbie, there have been significant changes to safeguarding legislation. Principles within Professor Eileen Munro's Review of Safeguarding, the Working Together 2013 statutory guidelines and the 2014 Intercollegiate Document are informing the CQC safeguarding inspections and will inform Joint Inspectorate Inspections in 2015

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EHC Plans and September 2014

EHC Plans and September 2014

May, 2014

As September 2014 approaches the changes to Statements of Educational Need are becoming more and more relevant to all of us working in Education, Health and Care

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Report of the children and young people's health outcomes forum April 2014

Report of the children and young people's health outcomes forum April 2014

May, 2014

Over the past two years we have seen immense change across the health system as it reforms following the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. When the CYPHOF published their original recommendations in July 2012 many organisations were undergoing transformation, with some yet to be fully established.

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Jane Raca

April, 2014

Jane Raca - author of Standing Up for James- shares her experience of caring for her disabled child and helps us all understand how the grinding reality led her into a state of suicidal depression whilst having help and support and loving James has enriched her life immeasurably

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My first health-care collaborative project

My first health-care collaborative project

April, 2014

In 1989 I worked with the child protection team in Western Australia - commissioned by the coroner in Perth to investigate a number of teenage deaths in the aboriginal communities in and around Warburton.

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SSAB

Serious Case Review Adult Safeguarding Board Surrey

April, 2014

The Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board has published its Serious Case Review into the death of Mrs A.. A statement from the board’s independent chair, Simon Turpitt, is below. 'The Surrey Safeguarding Adults Board will hold involved agencies and organisations to account to implement the recommendations made and will monitor the impact of the changes to ensure that the improvements recommended are acted upon so that others are protected in the future'

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Intercollegiate Document re Safeguarding 2014

April, 2014

All staff who come into contact with children and young people have a responsibility to safeguard and promote their welfare and should know what to do if they have concerns about safeguarding issues, including child protection. This responsibility also applies to staff working primarily with adults who have dependent children that may be at risk because of their parent/carers health or behaviour.

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Mindful (Melbourne) in London July 2014

March, 2014

Tuning in to Kids is an evidence based parenting program developed by Dr. Sophie Havighurst and Ann Harley in Melbourne, Australia with research trials conducted through The University of Melbourne.

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The Children and Families Act

March, 2014

The Children and Families Act will have major implications for how the NHS organises and delivers services to children and young people who have Special Education Needs and/or Disability. It will reform the system of support across education, health and social care to ensure that services are organised with the needs and preferences of the child and their family firmly at the centre.

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CQC - standards for health and social care providers

CQC - standards for health and social care providers

March, 2014

The CQC say that the 5 questions they will ask all providers are: Is it safe? Is it effective? Is it responsive? Is it caring? Is it well-led?

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Children and young people's speech, language and communication needs

Children and young people's speech, language and communication needs

March, 2014

Children and young people’s speech, language and communication needs- an introduction for health audiences. This short briefing has been produced on behalf of The Communication Council to be shared with key health audiences with responsibility for strategic planning, commissioning and delivery of services relating to speech, language and communication across England. It is intended as an introduction to the issue and it is hoped it will provide a starting point for further discussion.

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Domestic Violence and Abuse- how can health and care services respond?

Domestic Violence and Abuse- how can health and care services respond?

February, 2014

Domestic violence and abuse: how health services, social care and the organisations they work with can respond effectively.... a new NICE guidance. Domestic violence and abuse is a complex issue that needs sensitive handling by a range of health and social care professionals. The cost, in both human and economic terms, is so significant that even marginally effective interventions are cost effective.

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Childrens Centres

Childrens Centres

February, 2014

Children’s centres in urgent need of a new mission to provide early help for families, says UK ’s largest children’s charity A new report from the UK ’s largest children’s charity Barnardo’s exposes the lack of a unifying mission for children’s centres in England , and calls for them to be clearly focussed on early help for parents of young children.

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Health Services Learn from Daniel Pelka Serious Case Review

Health Services Learn from Daniel Pelka Serious Case Review

February, 2014

Following publication of the serious case review into the death of Daniel Pelka, a deeper analysis has taken place asking : -Why wasn't information recorded properly both within and between agencies? -Why wasn't information needed to protect Daniel shared between agencies? -Why did four separate assessments by children’s social care all fail to identify the risk to Daniel? -Why wasn't the high risk identified by Signs of Safety approach acted upon?

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Troubled Families in Leicestershire

Troubled Families in Leicestershire

February, 2014

In Leicester two clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are putting £1.5m (€1.8m; £$2.5m) over three years towards a family support service called Leicestershire Together. Louise Casey, who leads the government’s troubled families programme, has applauded the groups’ efforts.

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Young people in transition

Young people in transition

January, 2014

The Royal College of Nursing has made some recommended standards to overcome the problems in transition from children's services to adult...

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Restorative Solutions

Restorative Solutions

January, 2014

Restorative Solutions and Dr Sarah Temple (EHCAP) are working together to investigate how restorative approaches can make a positive contribution to help change relationships across staff and patients within the health sector. This week we have seen how staff will be encouraged to acknowledge their mistakes and make amends where appropriate. Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, says that doctors and nurses must 'say sorry' when things go wrong to end the 'culture of defensiveness'.

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Independent Support Fund

Independent Support Fund

January, 2014

The Department for Education has issued a press release announcing a new Independent Support fund which will be managed by the Council for Disabled Children. The £30 million will be used to recruit and train a pool of 'independent supporters' - champions drawn from independent voluntary, community and private organisations to help the families of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) through the new process following comprehensive reforms to support.

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Implementing the 0-25 Special Needs System

Implementing the 0-25 Special Needs System

December, 2013

Advice for local authorities and health partners on implementing the 0 to 25 special needs system from September 2014.

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Outcomes and Transformation: the building blocks

Outcomes and Transformation: the building blocks

December, 2013

'The key to turning integrated care rhetoric into reality, first, is mindset. Everyone needs to take an organisationally ‘agnostic’ view about existing arrangements, suspending current rules and mechanisms to establish a single vision for integrated care. All sides need to be working towards the same objectives across the whole care economy – with the patient or community at their heart – to achieve the outcomes they seek, as well as securing savings'. Michael Kitts and Dr Tim Wilson- PwC

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CQC and Ofsted changes affect Health Providers

CQC and Ofsted changes affect Health Providers

November, 2013

The Care Quality Commission is conducting its child protection inspection programme over the next two years, targeting 110 Local Authority areas - ahead of the Ofsted multi agency inspection regime that will evaluate and judge the contribution of health, police, probation and prison services in the help, care and protection of children and young people which is set to be introduced in 2015.

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Health Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System

Health Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System

November, 2013

Directors of public health share responsibility for health inequalities among people in the community who are in contact with the criminal system and the briefing paper by the Revolving Doors Agency makes a number of recommendations on how directors of public health can tackle this challenge.

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Personal Budgets for children with additional needs

Personal Budgets for children with additional needs

October, 2013

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Champion Pathfinder SE7 has produced several information leaflets about Personal Budgets within Education Health Care Plans - SE7 explaining Personal Budgets . The Personal Budget within an EHC Plan is not the same thing as an NHS Personal Health Budget - both are important tools for transforming services for children with additional needs.

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Young Persons Guide to Working Together

Young Persons Guide to Working Together

October, 2013

The Children’s Rights Director asked children and young people what they thought health visitors should do to help keep them safe. They said: • chat to parents –build up a relationship with them; • communicate with social workers; • call round out of the blue; • look round the house; and • look in the fridge and cupboards

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Ofsted Social Care Annual Report 2012-13

Ofsted Social Care Annual Report 2012-13

October, 2013

Ofsted state: ' In our pursuit of the success of each child, we will be re-shaping our inspection to place the child first. In whatever setting we find ourselves, all our evaluation will revolve around the question, ‘What difference did that make to the child?’ We will tackle the problem of fragmentation head on. This will mean evaluating the performance of the local authority end to end: from first contact to leaving care and everything in between.'

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Evaluation of SEND Pathfinder October 2013

Evaluation of SEND Pathfinder October 2013

October, 2013

DfE Evaluation of the SEND Pathfinder is published along with a draft code of conduct

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Patch Work is live in Brighton and Hove

Patch Work is live in Brighton and Hove

September, 2013

What is Patchwork? • A simple contact list of the professionals supporting adults and children who are receiving additional services or have a raised level of attention in your service • Professionals are connected around clients so they can see each other’s contact details and stay up to date with changes – it’s a professional “network” • Patchwork helps professionals co- ordinate support and saves time information gathering.

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Melksham emotional resilience project

Melksham emotional resilience project

August, 2013

The Melksham 0-19 Resilience Project is a partnership involving Bath Spa University, Melksham Community Area Board, schools, children’s and young people’s development centres, Wiltshire Police, local services and the whole community. At its core are the notions that everyone – young and old - deserves to be treated with respect, and that everyone in the community is responsible for nurturing and supporting the next generation.

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Making Parent Support more available to us all

Making Parent Support more available to us all

August, 2013

Family Works can help you to find out how to make family life more enjoyable and find new ways to approach difficult situations. Family Works aims to: Inspire and support positive change in parents and children. Increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of parents. Strengthen relationships in families. Family Works is a team of dedicated professionals providing a pioneering service to support families in Cornwall.providing holistic interventions and innovative solu

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The NHS must choose to transform itself

The NHS must choose to transform itself

August, 2013

Mathew Swindells , Senior Vice President at Cerner challenges us to take on the model of transformation Obama has used successfully in the US - by realigning incentives and creating an environment where providers can respond eg.paying for successful outcomes that prevent readmission with a capitated rate to manage care for whole populations....

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Wave Project- Introducing children with autism to surfing...

Wave Project- Introducing children with autism to surfing...

July, 2013

Amazingly successful week end event in Newquay, Cornwall.... perfect weather and waves.....

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NSPCC report on perinatal mental health

NSPCC report on perinatal mental health

July, 2013

This report shows that we can, and we must, do more to prevent the harm caused by perinatal mental illness in England today. It has shown the changes that are needed across the system to ensure that women with perinatal mental illnesses and their families get the right care, and it has shone a spotlight on the current gaps in services in England. It has included clear data on these gaps in services, but has also tried to bring to life what these problems actually mean for women themselves, and t

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Proposal to delegate Looked After Children work

Proposal to delegate Looked After Children work

June, 2013

The Department for Education proposes changes to the law to allow local authorities to delegate work for looked-after children to external organisations.

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Confidential Inquiry into deaths of people with Learning Disabilities

Confidential Inquiry into deaths of people with Learning Disabilities

June, 2013

Of the 238 deaths of people with Learning Disability 42% were considered premature. Interestingly the percentage of premature deaths in the comparison non Learning Disability group was the same but for people with Learning Disability the causes were potentially amenable to change by good quality care ....

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Learn how to meditate with Head Space

Learn how to meditate with Head Space

June, 2013

Research has shown that brain activity begins to change within just a few days of learning to meditate decreasing stress and improving your mood.

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EHC Plans Improve Outcomes for Children and Young People into Adulthood

May, 2013

Edward Timpson in his Press Release on 5th March 2013 said that Children and young adults with special educational needs will benefit from a new legal health duty....... 'We are putting health at the centre of our reforms in bringing in this legal duty. It is a significant step forward for children and young adults with special educational needs, and I know that many parents will welcome it.'

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EHC Plans explained

EHC Plans explained

May, 2013

The National Sensory Impairment Partnership have taken a detailed look at how EHC Plans will improve Outcomes for Children and Young People with Sensory Impairment.......

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Using evidence base and implementation analysis to assess programmes

Using evidence base and implementation analysis to assess programmes

May, 2013

How do we decide what direction to take to bring about improved outcomes for children and young people? The Social Research Unit are producing on line seminars on just this issue....

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Family Support through Live Chat

Family Support through Live Chat

May, 2013

Family Lives is a leading national parenting and family charity primarily funded by the DfE, providing a wide range of support services to parents and families across the country. We offer free national services - such as a 24/7 free helpline, live chat and email support and local face to face services for anyone caring for a child. Every day, Family Lives transforms lives, supporting parents to make changes in their own and their child's lives to improve children's outcomes.

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Croydon demonstrates  collaborative working

Croydon demonstrates collaborative working

May, 2013

Croydon leads the way in demonstrating how collaborative working can bring about radical efficiencies while improving outcomes for very young children

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commissioners must work with communities...Clare Gerada in HSJ 3May 2013

commissioners must work with communities...Clare Gerada in HSJ 3May 2013

May, 2013

'Promoting social networks has been shown to tackle health inequalities and encourage wider societal benefits’ see full article by Clare Gerada at http://www.hsj.co.uk/home/commissioning/commissioning-must-have-a-community-focus/5057409.article

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RCPCH, RCN and RCGP collaborate on children's services

RCPCH, RCN and RCGP collaborate on children's services

May, 2013

Commissioning a good child health service CIRC – Clinical Innovation and Research Centre, 2013 Joint publication with RCGP, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Royal College of Nursing This report is timely through its delivery of recommendations at the birth of new commissioning structures and with the launch of the report of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum.

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WAVE Trust report - DfE  response to Supporting Families in Early Years

WAVE Trust report - DfE response to Supporting Families in Early Years

April, 2013

The 0-2 years secial interest group was set up as a group of expert practitioners supported by officials fro the Department of Health and Department for Education to explore and consider how best to promote effective implementation of the principles set out in Supporting Families in the Foundation Years

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tool kit for professionals working with children and young people

tool kit for professionals working with children and young people

April, 2013

For those with a bit of time this is an excellent toolkit www.handsonscotland.co.uk - the website gives practical information, tools and activities to respond helpfully to troubling behaviour and to help children and young people to flourish.

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Using evidence to Improve Young Lives - The Social Research Unit , Devon

Using evidence to Improve Young Lives - The Social Research Unit , Devon

April, 2013

Louise Morpeth is co- Director of The Social Research Unit based in Dartington in Devon. The Social Research Unit at Dartington is an independent charity that seeks to increase the use of evidence of what works in designing and delivering services for children and their families. They are also a strong advocate of prevention and early intervention based approaches and work to disseminate research on what works to people working at the frontline of services

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Standing Up For James by Jane Raca

Standing Up For James by Jane Raca

March, 2013

In 1999 Jane Raca's son James was born 15 weeks prematurely wth severe brain damage. With unflinching candour and wry humour lawyer Jane Raca writes about the legal battle she found herself in and the fight she had to give James the chance for a meaningful life and her family the help they need to cope. Jane is involved with the development of EHC Plans replacing Statements of Educational Need (SEN) - see http://www.standingupforjames.co.uk/33812.html

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Surrey SEND Pathfinder You Tube Clip

Surrey SEND Pathfinder You Tube Clip

March, 2013

The Surrey SEND Pathfinder Team managed by Susie Campbell have produced a You Tube Clip describing in detail how the EHC (Education Health Care) Plans will roll out on the ground...

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Department of Education

SEND pathfinder progress report March 2013

March, 2013

On 5 March 2013, the Department for Education and the Department of Health published a joint report on progress across the pathfinder programme, including headline results from a survey of 65 families with completed education health and care plans. The report is available for download from the associated resources section of this page.

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National Sensory Impairment Partnership

National Sensory Impairment Partnership

February, 2013

National Sensory Impairment Partnership – up to date information regarding the Special Educational Needs and Disability Pathfinders and comment from Edward Timpson regarding the children and families bill.

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