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Build Back Childhood

https://www.ncb.org.uk/buildbackchildhood A really interesting read: Before the pandemic, a child’s health, wellbeing and life chances were powerfully shaped by the circumstances of their birth. The pandemic has painfully exposed these inequalities, with disadvantaged children falling even further behind their peers in education, and those who were already vulnerable being put at even greater risk.Image The […]

‘Blue Chameleon’

With a subtle and witty interplay between words and illustrations ‘Blue Chameleon’ is an introduction to colours and shapes (and chameleons!) which is sure to delight everyone, from the youngest child upwards. Written by multiple award winning author Emily Gravett, ‘Blue Chameleon’ contains a subtle humor and tone which will help anyone that reads it conceptualise themes […]

‘My Hidden Chimp’

My Hidden Chimp, by consultant Psychiatrist Professor Steve Peters, is an educational book for children to work through with an adult or by themselves. The book offers parents, teachers and carers some ideas and thoughts on how to help children to develop healthy habits for life.  It features easy to follow explanations and simple strategies […]

Raising Resilient Children

Resilience is the ability to overcome serious hardship and to ‘bounce back’ from adversity. Factors that support resilience include personal skills, positive relationships, community support and cultural connections. Actions to increase resilience can be targeted at different levels – they can aim to increase achievements of pupils; to support them through transitions and encourage healthy […]

Voice of the Child Toolkit

Practitioners working with children and young people have developed a set of engagement tools to capture the voice of the child or young person. These must not be used as assessment tools but can help to inform any assessments or plans. These tools are to: enable the child or young person to have a voice […]

‘Create Your Own Happy’

This illustrated activity book empowers children to shape their lives, and the lives of others around them, by taking practical, positive steps towards their own happiness and positive self esteem! Discover everything happy with this interactive, fun activity book! From speaking in front of your class to standing up for others; planting a seed bomb […]

Supporting Young Carers in Derbyshire Schools and Colleges

The Derbyshire Guide ‘Supporting Young Carers in Derbyshire Schools and Colleges’ provides a checklist to help identify pupils who may be young carers. The Young Carers in Schools programme has developed a step-by-step guide to supporting young carers in schools and section 7 provides guidance on raising awareness of young carers with school staff. Tools […]