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Domestic violence can affect not only a pupil's sense of security and wellbeing, but also how they learn in school. Assistant Headteacher Debs Ward gives a DSP's perspective on this complex issue, and also recommends ways that schools can pick up the pieces of the trauma and ensure learning continues to take place
This Serious Case Review tells a story of neglect at a time when professionals and researchers are asking, 'Do we neglect older young people who are neglected?’ Jenni Whitehead discusses the circumstances and the implications for schools and colleges
Since January this year, school inspectors have been asking schools what they are doing to prevent/tackle female genital mutilation. Jenni Whitehead offers an understanding of FGM, and how children at risk can be recognised
Preventing Homophobic Bullying: Boost staff confidence to tackle homophobic behaviour and language provides four training sessions to enable all staff to take a proactive approach to tackling homophobic bullying in all its forms.
School based staff are often said to be 'ideally placed' to recognise indicators of physical abuse, but this is often more difficult than people think. Jenni Whitehead offers practical advice and understanding of physical abuse and how it might present in school
You will have read with horror the extremely sad case of seven-year-old Yaseen; he couldn't recite all the passages from the Koran as expected of him, and died as a result of his mother’s physical punishment. Jenni Whitehead looks at the case, and what it means for schools