National action plan to tackle child abuse
National Citizen Service rolls out all year
linked to faith or belief (14/08/12)
round (07/08/12)
This action plan was created to help raise 16 and 17 year-olds will now be able to take awareness of the issue of child abuse linked to faith or belief and to encourage people to take practical steps to prevent such abuse.  sets out actions which are being led by the Following the successful evaluation of the pilots, the Government has announced its  looks at tackling abuse linked to faith or belief from the perspective of the child, teenagers by 2014. As part of this scale-up,  is organised into 4 themes: engaging young people to take part and offer a more sustainable and scalable model for providers.  identifies key problems and solutions under Young people will be able to take part from number of short case studies profiling work will be piloted. This will allow them to  highlights areas where more needs to be during half-term and complete the rest of the done by govt, local agencies, voluntary and programme over the following six weeks. A new scenario-based residential weekend of activity will also be piloted at the end of the The Action Plan is owned collectively by the Voice of the child: Newsletters from
Children in Care Councils (07/08/12)
The June 2012 newsletter has been added. Survey highlights fewer secondary school
Youth Contract provision for 16 and 17
volunteers (August 2012)
year-olds NEET (08/08/12)
A NFER survey of more than 1500 teachers reveals that while 98% of primary schools benefit from parents giving up their free time support participation of 16 – 24 year-olds in to help out with school trips, listening to education, training and work – the Youth children read and sports coaching, this figure drops to 64% among secondary schools – investing £126m in England over the next 3 where being a school governor is the main years specifically to support disengaged 16 – 17 year olds to move into education, training or employment with training. This will help Further analyses using data on eligibility for to support the overall commitment to full participation for this age group as we raise the participation age to 17 in 2013 and 18 in This programme will focus on young people attainment and other factors that put them at greater risk of long-term disengagement. Over the next 3 years the programme will report involvement with volunteers from the focus on at least 55,000 16 – 17 year-old primary schools and - perhaps crucially for this age group – few of these community Providers will be given complete freedom to volunteers offer support in vital areas such as design and tailor a programme of support to developing employment skills, mentoring or help them move into full-time education, an apprenticeship or a job with training. They will receive payment by results, up to £2200 The relatively low levels of volunteering in they are at helping young people to make a primary, suggest there is scope for schools to sustainable move into a positive outcome. further develop community volunteering, and LAs have a statutory duty to support young in particular trying to attract volunteers with people to participate and will have a key role particular knowledge skills or experience. working with providers to target those young that this provision fits closely with the wider Guidance on Part 2 of the SOA 2003
Briefing on the revised Working Together
to Safeguard Children and related
This document provides guidance for police guidance
and practitioners on provisions set out within Part 2 of the SOA 2003 including guidance released for consultation, representing a  notify the police of all foreign travel; protection system will operate in England.  notify the police of their whereabouts weekly when they do not regularly reside or This includes a new approach to serious case reviews, new guidelines for assessing the  notify the police where they reside or stay needs of vulnerable children, and a huge reduction in the level of national child  notify to police information contained in, or in relation to, their passport, bank account, credit or debit card at each notification. This briefing summarises the key points from each of the 3 documents released in June 2012, highlighting any significant changes to Admission rates for dog bites and strikes
Cafcass care demand statistics July 2012
highest among young children (09/08/12)
16% of all hospital admissions for dog bite Care application demand has remained at a and strike injuries, involves a child under 10 provisional data from the Health and Social received a total of 3,519 applications, 8.3%  Applications received during all months bar for dog bites and strikes in the most recent June have been the highest ever recorded year's figures (May 11 to April 12), 47% were admitted to the plastic surgery specialty with the 980 applications in May being the and 27% were admitted to the specialty that  The comparatively lower demand in June 2012 is believed to be due to the lack of Hospital Episodes Statistics record 6,450 working days available due to the special admissions for dog bites or strikes in the 12 months to April 2012, a 5.2% rise on the Social care quality standards open for
New guideline to standardise NHS care for
consultation (15/08/12)
children and teenagers with spasticity
on the health and wellbeing of looked-after For the first time, NICE has published a children and young people are now open for clinical guideline on how doctors and nurses Applications to take children into care have muscles more stiff and rigid than usual. It hit record highs, reaching 10,000 for the first can cause spasms and severe problems with walking, sitting, speech and swallowing. requiring care often being complex and met by a range of care services over different New disclosure and barring services:
While children leaving care go on to have updated definition of regulated activity for
good jobs and careers, around 60% of those adults (07/08/12)
The government committed to scaling back reported to have emotional and mental health the VBS and the criminal records regime to published Regulated Activity (adults) which looked-after children and young people, the regulated activity in relation to adults, as standard consists of a number of statements Regulated activities are the activities that the  Looked-after children and young people, criminal offence for a barred person to seek to work, or work in, activities from which complex emotional and physical needs, can they are barred. It is also a criminal offence for employers or voluntary organisations to training, support and supervision to enable them to promote the health and wellbeing of children and young people in their care. Regulated Activity (adults) sets out the scope of the barring regime for adults from 10 Enhanced Criminal Records Certificate with information about whether the individual is barred from working in regulated activity. Parents and carers are advised not to give
The MHRA is also working with the herbal oral products containing Echinacea to
sector to ensure that any unlicensed products children under 12 years (20/08/12)
still legally available are over-labelled with Due to the risk of rare allergic reactions that the new safety advice and that the public is may be severe and other side effects, the fully informed about potential side effects. MHRA is advising parents and carers not to give oral products containing Echinacea to children under 12 years. If they have any concerns, they should seek the advice of their Echinacea species are herbal ingredients symptoms of the common cold and influenza Children aged 12 years or over and adults Review of national arrangements for
can continue to use oral products containing providing information and advice to
Echinacea. Risks of side effects in older carers (08/08/12)
children and adults are reduced because they Access to good information and advice is weigh more and in general catch fewer colds. important in supporting carers to get the best getting the right help to maintain them in their caring role. Carers Direct provides an on line information point for carers, as part of NHS Choices, and a telephone advice line presents a low risk of rare allergic reactions The Review of Carers Direct information and benefits of the products are not outweighed advice looks at the arrangements for delivery by the potential risks in this age-group. of the service with a view to informing the fit within wider Departmental developments as well as changes in health and social care need to bring the products in line with the The review found that the service met the reviewed all authorised products intended for initial objectives set for the improvement of advice and information available to carers. It licences have been updated in line with this current advice and newly labelled products ensuring a coherent, cost effective approach will be available in due course. Current stock to services, aligned with developing policy will be over-labelled and the new labels will and delivers a quality service to carers. state clearly that the products should not be Gardasil - Information for School Nurses
Children's social care providers and
places (20/08/12)
Ofsted has a database of registered children’s Papillomavirus vaccination programme from September 2012 for girls in school year 8 (12 including the maximum number of places a - 13 years) and for all girls up to the age of 18 who have not been previously vaccinated This page has statistics on these providers in leaflet outlining the information and support England and the maximum number of places C4EO – Newsletters (07/08/12)
The revised Common Inspection
Framework for further education and
skills: contextualised for use in the
inspection of welfare and duty of care in
Armed Services’ training (20/08/12)
Violence against women and girls
newsletters (August 2012)
and duty of care in Armed Services’ training commissioned by the Minister of State for the Armed Forces and administered through the Directorate of Training, Education, Skills Youth custody data (10/08/12)
and Resettlement. Ofsted’s remit and scope, and the key aspects to be inspected, are custody of children and young people within specified in a memorandum of understanding secure children's homes, secure training and associated schedule agreed between the centres and young offender institutions. This Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Inspections are carried out in line with the skills. The framework is contextualised to meet the specific demands of the inspection of welfare and duty of care in the Armed Services. Adoption support agency inspection case
Ofsted's regulation and inspection of
list (15/08/12)
providers on the Early Years Register:
Adoption support agencies should complete common questions and answers (15/08/12)
this case list when they receive the Notice of This document applies to our registration and Responses to Ofsted's consultation on the
new inspection framework for adoption
support agencies: an evaluation report
Conducting inspections of adoption
support agencies: guidance for the
Between 10 January and 3 April 2012 Ofsted inspections of adoption support agencies
consulted on its proposed framework for the inspection of adoption support agencies. This This guidance is designed to assist Ofsted What children said about how adoption
Inspection of adoption support agencies:
support agencies should be inspected in
framework for inspection. (15/08/12)
future (15/08/12)
This document sets out the framework for A report on what children and young people the inspection of adoption support agencies told us about our ideas for changing the way we inspect adoption support agencies in the Suspension: information for providers,
parents and carers on suspension of
childcare (updated) (14/08/12)
Inspections of adoption support agencies:
Sometimes we need to suspend a provider’s evaluation schedule and grade descriptors
registration if we believe a child or children may be at risk of harm. This does not always This evaluation schedule sets out the areas mean that the provider has done something that inspectors will evaluate when carrying wrong, but it allows time to investigate our out inspections of adoption support agencies concerns or give us or the provider time to take steps to reduce or remove any possible risk. We will end the suspension as soon as we are satisfied that children are not at risk. How to object: guidance for registered
Childcare - The next steps: when a
childminders and childcare providers
provider is judged inadequate or is not
complying with requirements (14/08/12)
This updated leaflet explains how and when already registered as a childcare provider,  provision on the Early Years Register is can object to our intention to take steps that  provision on the Childcare Register does Childcare registration form - Paying fees
for application and continued registration
on the Early Years Register and Childcare
How to appeal: guidance for those
Register (14/08/12)
registered as or applying to be a
childminder or a childcare provider
application and continued registration on This leaflet explains how and when you, as childcare, can appeal against our decision to Are you ready for your inspection? A
guide to inspections of provision on
Ofsted's Childcare and Early Years
Maintained schools inspection documents
Registers (14/08/12)
archive (07/08/12)
Access to previously published inspection  the document valid until 31 August 2012 guidance documents which are no longer in  the document for use from 1 September use but can be used as archive material for 2012 please use this if applying to the Early Are you ready for your inspection? is designed to help you to think about some of Protocol between Ofsted and the approved
the implications for you as a provider when independent overseas inspection providers
for British schools overseas (updated)
Factsheet: childcare - Registering school-
School inspections: a guide for parents
based provision (02/08/12)
and carers (02/08/12)
Updated leaflet for parents and carers of children whose school is due for inspection. register its early years or childcare provision It gives information on why, how long and with us, where this provision is made directly when we inspect, and also how parents and Writing the report for school inspections
Report template guidance for school
inspections (02/08/12)
This document should be used for section 5 This document should be used for section 5 School inspection handbook from
Evidence form for school inspections
September 2012 (02/08/12)
(updated) (02/08/12)
guidance for inspectors conducting section 5 inspections. It sets out what inspectors must provides guidance for inspectors on making Report template for inspections of all-
through, primary, secondary and special
schools and pupil referral units (updated)
Guidance on the use of evidence forms for
school inspection (updated) (02/08/12)
Form 1 - confirmation that a school is
causing concern or is no longer causing
Briefings and information for use during
concern (updated) (02/08/12)
inspections of maintained schools and
academies from September 2012 (02/08/12
This updated file contains a series of new SI 2012/2114 - The Police Act 1997
Reg 13 substitutes a new reg in the 2009 (Criminal Records) (Amendment No. 2)
Regs which prescribes the cases in which Regulations 2012 (20/08/12)
suitability information relating to vulnerable (Criminal Records) Regulations 2002 and the Police Act 1997 (Criminal Records) (No. 2) Regs 2 to 10 amend reg 5A of the 2002 Regs which provides the list of positions eligible SI 2012/2160 - The Safeguarding
Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Controlled
Regs 3 and 5 ensure that those people who Activity and Prescribed Criteria)
were engaging in regulated activity remain Regulations 2012 (20/08/12)
This instrument makes some changes to the list of criminal offences which lead to a entitled to enhanced certificates by virtue of working in controlled activity are no longer children and/or vulnerable adults by the ISA. entitled to enhanced certificates; controlled It also revokes the regulations which specify moderate degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults, or access to their records persons working in the Office of the Public Guardian, who have access to data relating to SI 2012/2157 - The Safeguarding
Vulnerable Groups (Miscellaneous
certificates – those persons aged 16 and over Amendments) Order 2012 (20/08/12)
who are members of the household of another person who works closely with This instrument revokes some legislative provisions which were intended to govern regulated activity relating to children) where the operation of some aspects of the VBS prior to the full implementation of the vetting premises as the work takes place e.g. the element of that scheme. Those provisions are spouse of a boarding school manager when now no longer required following the repeal both the boarding school manager and the of that element of the scheme. The list of Reg 11 revokes reg 10 2002 Regs reflecting undertaken by a person who has been barred by the ISA from working with children and police information for enhanced certificates. vulnerable adults has also been amended; Reg 12 substitutes a new reg in the 2009 this instrument makes some changes which Regs which prescribes the cases in which suitability information relating to children must be included on enhanced certificates. SI 2012/2113 - The Safeguarding
SI 2012/2112 - The Safeguarding
Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
(Miscellaneous Provisions) Order 2012
(Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations
2012 (20/08/12)
Articles 2 and 3 specify that the Scottish and These Regs make changes to existing regs NI barred lists are lists corresponding to the children’s and adults’ barred lists for the consequential upon the changes made by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. They also Articles 4 and 5 provide that the provision of ophthalmic health care by someone who is providing the health care under the direction or supervision of a health care professional, SI 2012/2109 - The Police Act 1997
will not be engaging in regulated activity (Criminal Records and Registration) (Isle
relating to vulnerable adults when that health of Man) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
care is being provided in opticians’ practice provided as mobile services. The provision (Criminal Records and Registration) (Isle of of health care in ophthalmic hospitals under the direction or supervision of a health care which police forces were “relevant” police professional remains a regulated activity. Article 4 also provides that someone who information to be disclosed on an enhanced provides health care who is not a health care criminal record certificate. Police forces no professional, but who is providing the health longer need to be prescribed, rather the care under the direction or supervision of a Secretary of State will determine the relevant health care professional, will not be engaging chief officer in relation to a certificate. in regulated activity relating to vulnerable Article 6 provides that hairdressers, who fall SI 2012/2108 - The Police Act 1997
within the definition of persons providing (Criminal Records and Registration)
relevant personal care are not to be treated as (Jersey) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
engaging in a regulated activity even if they do cut adults’ hair in e.g. hospitals or care (Criminal Records and Registration) (Jersey) Articles 7 to 9 amend the 2006 Act which sets out the list of persons in relation to police forces were “relevant” police forces whom barred list information may be sought. for the purposes of providing information to An addition to the list is made for checking be disclosed on an enhanced criminal record certificate. The SoS will now determine the relevant chief officer force in relation to a SI 2012/2107 - The Police Act 1997
(Criminal Records and Registration)
(Guernsey) (Amendment) Regulations
Protecting disabled children: thematic
2012 (20/08/12)
inspection (22/08/12)
These Regs revoke reg 10 Police Act 1997 This thematic inspection was commissioned to evaluate the effectiveness of work to protect disabled children and young people at “relevant” for the purposes of providing information to be disclosed on an enhanced protection concerns. It examined the actions criminal record. The SoS will now determine taken to ensure the protection of disabled children and young people, identifying the protection and the barriers to achieving this. The Magistrates’ Courts (Sexual Offences
evaluate the impact of the work done across Act 2003) (Miscellaneous Amendments)
agencies and by professionals to ensure the Rules 2012 SI 2018/12 (03/08/12)
effective protection of disabled children and  set out information that needs to be included in a foreign travel order, risk of The report finds that disabled children are at sexual harm order, notification order and risk of slipping through the child protection net. Many children and their families receive  remove the requirement for a summons in respect of the orders to be in a prescribed many children had child protection needs
DfE: NEET Statistics - Quarterly Brief -
Quarter 2 2012
This brief sets out the latest statistics
available on NEET in England from the DfE
16 - 18 Participation SFR, the Labour Force
Survey, and regional NEET figures.

Draft recommendations for conduct
disorders in children and young people
schizophrenia. Over a lifetime, about 1 in 100 people will develop schizophrenia, but it is most likely to start between the ages of 15 antisocial behaviour in children and young repeated and persistent misbehaviour much worse than would normally be expected in a child of that age. This may include stealing, fighting, vandalism and harming people or common reason for children to be referred to Looked-after children and young people:
mental health services, with around 5% of all consultation on draft quality standard
children 5 - 16 years diagnosed with the coexist with other mental health disorders, DH to pilot the development of a quality standard for social care on the health and wellbeing of looked after children and young Registered stakeholders for this quality standard are invited to submit comments on the draft quality standard. Individuals and organisations who have not registered as NICE consults on draft recommendations
stakeholders are not able to comment during for psychosis and schizophrenia in
the consultation. If you are interested in children and young people (09/08/12)
submitting comments during the consultation please either register as a stakeholder or contact a registered stakeholder organisation management of psychosis and schizophrenia that closely represents your interests and pass Psychosis is used to describe a group of severe mental health disorders characterised Supporting separated families; securing
children’s futures (19/07/12)
This consultation sets out the Government's vision for transforming the child maintenance system so the emphasis is placed on supporting families to make their own arrangements. We set out details of our proposals for co-ordinating support services for separated and separating families and outline the way in which the new statutory child maintenance scheme will operate. We also set out further information on our proposals for introducing service charging to encourage collaboration, the way in which victims of domestic violence will be treated and the process of closing existing CSA cases, and ask specific questions on these aspects of our plans. Closing Date: 26th October 2012 Improving services for young carers and
families affected by HIV
events scheduled in four cities across the  Insight from the BBC on how they have country in support of its new toolkit that  Overview of the current adoption and  Panel Q&A for attendees to ask questions Social Media as a Family Finding Tool
Reducing Sudden Infant Death – a review
of initiatives from around the country
With the Government spotlight on children in care, the need to recruit new adoptive parents and foster carers has never been greater than it is now. In light of this, how do To raise the profile of the Sudden Infant Twitter work alongside traditional methods nationwide initiatives aimed at reducing of recruitment? And how can members of the adoption and fostering community use it to their advantage? BAAF is teaming with the challenges of implementing initiatives and BBC and social media experts Net Natives also on the impact on Sudden Infant Death for a best practice seminar focusing on how to use social media as a recruitment tool. Objectives:
 Hear about the successes, challenges and  Twitter - a beginners guide and defining  Using social media to attract and recruit  Consider whether and how such initiatives  Best practice marketing tips for fostering  To facilitate multi‐agency working and brands on Facebook - going beyond "likes" enable staff to understand the role they  Best practice marketing tips for Privacy, Troubled Families: Supporting Families
 Understand what good supervision looks with Complex Needs
 Apply non-clinical approaches to evidence This forum will provide delegates with an opportunity to understand the government’s  Support victims of child sexual exploitation latest vision for turning around the lives of troubled families with multiple problems. Collaboration in Practice
Child Protection for Frontline Staff
Find out how you and your organisation can Providing the tools and skills needed to network with a range of key figures within the voluntary and community youth sector others. Connect with experts, create new Face-to-face child contact on a case-by-case essential for the workforce to discern risk and effectively safeguard this group from abuse. The need for professionals to feel confident in personal interactions and to use  Identify and explore opportunities in the means of engagement, remain indispensable qualities in effectively protecting children.  Showcase practice from expert members  Broker a two-way conversation between  Learn from the major practice themes  Overcome barriers to engage with hostile or  Allow learning from organisations that are  Build trust and positive engagement with  Provide a unique opportunity to network with a broad range of key figures within the  Effectively use chronologies in child This newsletter col ates information from various sources that is relevant to safeguarding children. Anyone working in this area who would like to be added to the circulation list can forward their details to –


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Nanostructured and Multilayered Active Materials for Clinical Applications S. FACCA1, A. DIERICH2, J.-C. VOEGEL1, N. BENKIRANE-JESSEL1 1Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Unité 977, Faculté de Médecine, 11 rue Humann, 67085, Strasbourg Cedex, France and Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, UDS, Strasbourg 2Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire

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Beginning this month (July), we are highlighting the research activities of a number of leading researchers in the general field of taste aversion learning. The first in this series is that of Dr. Kathleen Chambers. In the mid seventies, Dr. Chambers and her colleagues introduced the phenomenon of sexual dimorphism in the extinction of conditioned taste aversions (with males showing significa

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