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#Fail - Staffordshire's social media campaign to cut underage drinking

#Fail - Staffordshire's social media campaign to cut underage drinking | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Our council's unique approach of sharing animations on Twitter and YouTube has helped us warn young people about drinking
One of the biggest health and financial costs to the economy is alcohol.
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The education gender gap is bad for girls as well as boys | Melissa Benn

The education gender gap is bad for girls as well as boys | Melissa Benn | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Test-obsessed schools are producing women who are getting an A* for compliance but are unprepared for their lives ahead
More girls are applying to university this year; 62,000 more of them to be exact.
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Gove wants tests for four-year-olds

Gove wants tests for four-year-olds | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Education secretary Michael Gove strongly indicates that he wants to introduce formal assessments for four and five-year-olds when they enter school in England.
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Poverty school failure link 'a myth'

Poverty school failure link 'a myth' | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
The most disadvantaged pupils in Shanghai match the maths test results of wealthy pupils in the UK, says the OECD.
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Breadline Britain: youth unemployment – video

Meet 22-year-old Liam, who has no qualifications and struggles to find work in one of Britain's youth unemployment hotspots, MiddlesbroughPeter GordonJosh StraussMaggie O'KaneJacqui Timberlake
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How to prevent breakdown of fostering relationships

How to prevent breakdown of fostering relationships | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
A wider pool of foster families would help local authorities find a better match for children, preventing problems later on New figures from the Fostering Network show that at least 8,600 more foster families need to be found across the UK during...
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Poor GCSEs 'increase' self-harm risk

Poor GCSEs 'increase' self-harm risk | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
People with fewer than five A to C GCSEs are more likely to self-harm than students with good results, a charity is warning.
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Sisters of Nazareth become second Catholic order to admit to child abuse

Sisters of Nazareth become second Catholic order to admit to child abuse | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Nuns join De Le Salle Brothers in admitting at institutional child abuse inquiry that children in their care were abused Two Catholic orders have now admitted children were abused in their care at the largest inquiry into institutional child abuse...
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Ofsted: Racism fear hit white pupils

Ofsted: Racism fear hit white pupils | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Teachers have not paid enough attention to poorly performing white children for fear of being seen as racist, an Ofsted inspector suggests.
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Plastic surgery app game taken down

Plastic surgery app game taken down | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Apple and Google remove a game in which children were encouraged to operate on an overweight woman.
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Almost 1,000 UK teachers accused of relationship with pupils in five years

Almost 1,000 UK teachers accused of relationship with pupils in five years | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Figures show one in four of those accused faced police charges, but number of convictions and dismissals is not revealed Almost 1,000 teachers have been accused of having a relationship with a pupil in the past five years, according to figures from...
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Local authorities line up to adopt award-winning foster scheme

Local authorities line up to adopt award-winning foster scheme | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Staffordshire county council's flexible foster carer recruitment campaign has smashed its targets Seven local authorities have contacted Staffordshire county council to find out more about its foster carer recruitment campaign, after it won the...
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Nine out of ten Dorset primary pupils attend good or outstanding school, say Ofsted

Nine out of ten Dorset primary pupils attend good or outstanding school, say Ofsted | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
NINE out of ten primary pupils in Dorset attend either a good or outstanding school, according to a report published by the Government’s education watchdog Ofsted.
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Ofsted to swoop on poor behaviour

Ofsted to swoop on poor behaviour | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Ofsted is to conduct a string of no-notice visits to schools in England where standards of behaviour are thought not to be up to scratch.
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School discipline 'tough' line urged

School discipline 'tough' line urged | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Teachers in England can dispense "tough but proportionate" punishments to tackle bad behaviour in schools, advises the education secretary.
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Gove: Make state schools like private

Gove: Make state schools like private | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Education Secretary Michael Gove says he wants to end the "Berlin Wall" divide between the state and private school sectors in England.
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Positive Ofsted report boosts Bournemouth’s aim to ensure every pupil is in good or outstanding school by 2015

Positive Ofsted report boosts Bournemouth’s aim to ensure every pupil is in good or outstanding school by 2015 | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
BOURNEMOUTH’S aim of ensuring every pupil is in a good or outstanding school by 2015 has been boosted by a positive Ofsted report.
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Schools urged to take two-year-olds

Schools urged to take two-year-olds | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
The government is writing to councils to urge their schools to take two-year-olds into on-site nurseries.
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Internet gap 'hits poorer children'

Internet gap 'hits poorer children' | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Children from poorer families are being disadvantaged by a lack of internet access at home, a new campaign group claims.
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Children of domestic abuse victims increasingly being taken into care

Children of domestic abuse victims increasingly being taken into care | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Family Rights Group claims cuts to local domestic abuse services are putting families at risk of being split up Children with a parent who suffers from domestic violence are increasingly likely to be at risk of being taken into care, a charity...
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'Teacher quality' Hunt's priority

'Teacher quality' Hunt's priority | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Labour's Tristram Hunt says that improving schools is about the quality of teachers and not structural change.
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Summer-born school start 'confusion'

Summer-born school start 'confusion' | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Unclear admission rules mean many summer-born children in England are missing a year of education or starting school too early, campaigners claim.
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Mental health cases 'rise in young'

Mental health cases 'rise in young' | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Young people are struggling to cope with lack of money, jobs and opportunities, according to The Royal College of GPs.
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Plans for looked-after children to live locally are a step in the right direction

Plans for looked-after children to live locally are a step in the right direction | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Changes to out-of-area placements need to be carried out in conjunction with foster care reforms A recent press release from the Department for Education vowed to improve the use of residential placements for looked-after children, putting an end...
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Plastic surgery app for nine-year-olds sparks outrage on Twitter

Plastic surgery app for nine-year-olds sparks outrage on Twitter | Children and Young People | Scoop.it
Apple and Google accused of promoting damaging iTunes game that urges operating on cartoon girl 'to make her beautiful' Apple and Google are facing a backlash from social media users for promoting cartoon plastic surgery apps to children as young...
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