ment's Every Child Matters Change for Children strategy. on improving the learning and ECM well-being outcomes for children and young form/FE college , in partnership with other service providers, to successfully meet the demands. illustrate how some schools are designing learning experiences to achieve all the outcomes and taking a whole-school approach to Every Child Matters. To find . current position with regard to implementing Every Child Matters; meet the requirements of an Ofsted inspection and a New Relationship with Schools ing the impact of actions taken on the ECM well-being outcomes for children and young.
But now, inthis almost seems ancient history.
The 'Every Child Matters' Policy Explained
But the course largely appears to be "steady as she goes". So what does the sector make of the passage so far - and are there any storms ahead? Progress, it seems, is good. In fact, there is a sense of optimism among many people working in the sector. Despite the huge demands made on those involved, both at frontline and strategic levels, most of their worst fears have not been realised. John Coughlan, director of children's services for Hampshire, says: Once the writing was on the wall about the disestablishment of education and social services departments, people drove at that very quickly.
We warned at the time that there were real risks in any big structural reform. But the wheels haven't fallen off and local authorities deserve a great deal of credit for that.
Progress has been considerable, but I think it's fair to say that there's a lot of variation - each area is at a different point on the journey.
The central concept of ECM, that schools are at the heart of interdisciplinary working, is absolutely right. There was some reluctance at the beginning and if you talked to children's services at the start, they would often cite schools being a concern.
But it's no longer the case. There's a lot of evidence that children's mental health is really one of our challenges as a nation. One growing area of concern is around safeguarding - or child protection as it used to be known. Under ECM, safeguarding ceased to be something that was purely social work business and became instead "everyone's business". This widening of the net has drawn in some unexpected and not entirely comfortable messages, in particular the growing number of local authorities with safeguarding systems that have been found wanting.
This is partly a result of a new joint area review Jar inspection regime which, sincehas focused particular attention on safeguarding. This looks in detail at processes and infrastructure, but also inspects files, asks whether police checks have been carried out and investigates outcomes for children. Crucially, the new Jar looks not just at children's social care, but asks questions of all services who have contact with children. Andrew Cozens is strategic adviser on children, adults and health services at the local government Improvement and Development Agency.
Changes for the better?
Since having him in my life, I have provided his father on the two days he has him, with shoes that fit, warm clothes, as she only dresses him in tight skinny jeans and a short sleeved tshirt, baring in mind he was premature, meaning he cannot maintain his body temperature. I trim his nails when needed, I had used treatment which has eliminated the cradle cap, used epiderm every time, and it has begun to improve.
I reported this to social services and nothing has come of it - I do know she has been reported many times previously and he is currently flagged on the system. I have concerns because she will not accept these shoes as they are second hand, and will not dress him appropriately or maintain his personal hygiene.
The 'Every Child Matters' Policy Explained
I am at my wits end with these issues and I feel as though I have a duty of care as my profession, as being a mother and simply because this boy has nobody else to stand up for him. As you would know, as a healthcare professional, there label of physical neglect is a complicated one, please see NSPCC link here. However, if the father of your stepchild feels the same, then the only way to resolve this issue if they cannot resolve it between them personally is through mediation and as a last resort court.
Your partner may also wish to speak to the school if he has concerns, or social services again when those concerns arise. You don't say who has reported her previously, but a case can be built up if others are concerned also.
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WorkingWithKids - Jan He came to me holding his feet, i took his socks off and noticed that his toenails were that long, they had grown under and dug into his skin - i had to cut the nails to get the skin out, then trim them to a comfortable length. This woman does not like me because of my role as a health care professional and knows i have knowledge. Since having him in my life, i have provided his father on the two days he has him, with shoes that fit, warm clothes, as she only dresses him in tight skinny jeans and a short sleeved tshirt, baring in mind he was premature, meaning he cannot maintain his body temperature.
I trim his nails when needed, i had used treatment which has eliminated the cradle cap, used epiderm every time, and it has begun to improve.
I am at my wits end with these issues and i feel as though i have a duty of care as my profession, as being a mother and simply because this boy has nobody else to stand up for him. My sons been perm excluded for snap chatting video of another child who had a weapon, my son had no part in the weapon thank god. I did tell school but no support was given, my son became lippy at worse until this snap chat which he deeply regrets, not saying he should not be punished but to ruin his future is unfair, please help Our Response: Unfortunately, your only recourse is to appeal the exclusion, please see link here.
I did tell school but no support was given, my son became lippy at worse until this snap chat which he deeply regrets, not saying he should not be punished but to ruin his future is unfair, please help Marj - Jan 7: Can someone please tell me if Every Child Matters Policy still exists please.
As a single mother im finding this school non coperative and after an hours meeting with the head master yesterday he clearly stated that Every Child Matters policy was abolished years ago. Could someone please clarify thank you sarah Our Response: We have updated our article. However, by law, all state not private schools must have a behaviour policy in place that includes measures to prevent all forms of bullying among pupils.
You can see more via the gov. Also, if you feel you need to talk to someone objectively Familty Lives can help, please see link here. We hope you manage to resolve this situation.
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WorkingWithKids - 1-Dec Could someone please clarify thank you sarah Sez - Nov 5: The local authority is putting her up for adoption and she has stated on numerous occasions that she does not want to leave us.
We are unable to adopt her as our circumstances does not permit, but we are able to keep her on a long term fostering basis. Her advocate is doing nothing. Is there any advice please? Very concerned - Sep 7: And they sobbed they don't want to go the children wantto stay with us.
Both children are academic and enjoy school. They've been told they have to change schools. I have accessed a advocate for them. JJ - 9-Mar