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Online Safety Tips for Parents of Teenagers

As internet access becomes part of your child’s daily life learn about how you can have positive conversations about their internet use. If you’re a parent, carer or teacher and would like to order a free hard copy of this guide or any other guide, please visit https://www.swgflstore.com to place an order.

By | June 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teaching consent to toddlers: ‘I’m happy we’re starting to have this conversation’

New Australian kids’ books are helping parents and carers introduce children to the concept of boundaries and bodily autonomy When Australian author and illustrator Sophie Beer started writing her latest book about consent – a board book pitched for the one-to-three-year-old reader – the conversation was already changing. “This was at the beginning of the [...]

By | June 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Half Term Activity Day at Go Kidz Go!

The last year has been particularly stressful for foster carers and children alike. The weather didn’t help as the rain and cold has been our constant companion for the past nine months but over the past week, the sun and warmth has welcomed us into summer and has been a welcome change for half term. [...]

By | June 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

State of the Nation’s Foster Care 2021: Foster Carers’ Survey

In 2021 The Fostering Network introduced their first State of the Nation's Foster Care survey for fostering services to compliment their existing survey for foster carers. This will ensure the survey is as representative as possible of the fostering sector and also offers fostering services the opportunity to benchmark their own findings against national responses. [...]

By | May 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Call For Masks to Remain Compulsory in England’s Schools

Letter to education minister urges government not to relax rule yet and highlights long Covid concerns Teaching unions, scientists, public health experts and parents are calling for masks to remain compulsory in classrooms in England to protect children and their families and reduce the risk of a third wave of Covid-19. In a letter to the education [...]

By | May 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Children Read More Challenging Books in Lockdowns, Data Reveals

Report on reading habits of more than one million children also finds they read longer books, particularly during school closures Children read longer books of greater difficulty during lockdown periods last year, and reported that reading made them feel better while isolated from the wider world, according to new research. The annual What Kids Are [...]

By | May 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

After A Year of COVID, a Behaviour Crackdown is an Insult to England’s Children

Gavin Williamson’s plan to create ‘behaviour hubs’ for schools is as dispiriting as it is predictable and unimaginative. Having worked in children’s policy for more than two decades, I found the government call this week for a crackdown on behaviour in schools as heart-sinking as it was predictable and unimaginative. The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, [...]

By | April 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Effect Will The Pandemic Have On Today’s Babies?

When my first child was born, there were parties, flights, bus trips, visitors. My second son arrived into a very different world. My son doesn’t know any different. One of around 600,000 babies born in Britain in the plague year of 2020, he has spent all eight months of his life (and most of his gestation) [...]

By | April 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Small Differences in Looked-After Children’s Lives Shape Them as Adults

A care experienced project development worker explains her self-coined 'Sliding Doors' effect on the lives of looked-after children, from personal experience and reflection I was a looked-after child on and off throughout my teenage years. I was also a social worker for over 10 years working in a variety of settings, where at times I [...]

By | April 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Give Kids a Break: The Best Way For Them To ‘Catch Up’ After a Year of Disruption

Studies have shown that promoting wellbeing through play goes a long way to boost academic outcomes. Pupils to return to the classroom Across the UK schools are again preparing for a phased or full return of pupils to the classroom. Most weary parents, compassionate teachers and lonely kids will be delighted to see this day come, [...]

By | March 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments