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Materials from conference: The Internet and Indecent Images of Children

Tuesday 11th December 2018

The UK wide child sexual abuse charity, Lucy Faithfull Foundation hosted a conference on the 10th May 2018 and invited professionals from across the South West...

 

The latest Wiltshire Healthy Schools

Friday 7th December 2018

Twelve Wiltshire schools which have recently achieved Wiltshire Healthy Schools status were recognised at a special event on Thursday 6th December at County Hall...

 

Wiltshire Daily Mile case study

Thursday 6th December 2018

Many Wiltshire schools are now implementing the Daily Mile in various forms...

 

Dance Fitness for schools at Salisbury Cathedral

Wednesday 5th December 2018

DDMIX - Dance Fitness by Dame Darcey Bussell DBE, supported by local councils, are calling schools in their area to register to take part in this exciting health & fitness dance competition...

 

Minor changes to online audit, relating to Safeguarding criteria

Friday 23rd November 2018

A few minor changes to the Wiltshire Healthy Schools audit have been made today and as a result some of the numbering of criteria has changed...

 

Updated guidance on mental health and behaviour

Thursday 22nd November 2018

This month the guidance from the DfE on mental health and behaviour in schools has been updated...

 

Hate Crime poster and VLOG competition for Wiltshire schools

Thursday 8th November 2018

Open to all Wiltshire and Swindon primary and secondary schools Wiltshire Police is running a primary and secondary schools competition on the subject of Hate Crime...

 

On my mind

Friday 19th October 2018

On my mind is a new national website for young people that has been launched this week...

 

Anti-Bullying week resources

Thursday 18th October 2018

Anti-Bullying Week 2018 is fast approaching and this year the theme is Choose Respect...

 

Free Online Safety events in Wiltshire during March

Monday 15th October 2018

There are two free Online Safety events in Wiltshire during March which are now available for you to apply for...

 

Virgin Care Single Point of Access

Monday 15th October 2018

Virgin Care is making it easier to access Wiltshire Children’s Community Services, enabling children and their families to get the help they need more efficiently...

 

Wiltshire County Lines survey

Monday 15th October 2018

On behalf of Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Council’s Community Safety Team we are asking schools to complete this short County Lines Survey, alongside other colleagues, by Friday 5th November...

 

Wiltshire school experience survey report published

Friday 12th October 2018

The final summary report School Experience has now been published from the 2017 Wiltshire Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey and can found alongside the other reports here...

 

Opportunity for Resource Base development

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Wiltshire Council are looking for expressions of interest (EOI) from primary schools that would either: 1...

 

Call for candidates for UK Youth Parliament

Monday 8th October 2018

Applications are now open for young people aged 11-18 years to stand for election to the United Kingdom Youth Parliament (UKYP)...

 

Free Book - All birds have anxiety

Friday 28th September 2018

The latest book club title from the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Mental Health Book Club is going to be 'All Birds Have Anxiety' by Kathy Hoopmann...

 

Fearless - County Lines resources

Thursday 27th September 2018

Fearless has just completed a pilot of a new resource in relation  to County Lines for youth professionals...

 

Beat the Bugs - Train the Trainer

Wednesday 26th September 2018

This free Train the Trainer course is designed for community settings, such as schools, care homes and anywhere hygiene and microbe awareness is important...

 

Peer education support from Kidscape

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Kidscape are able to offer secondary schools training and materials to run sustainable peer mentoring programmes, based on the model used for the Wiltshire Thrive programme...

 

Primary mental health animation for World Mental Health Day

Friday 21st September 2018

Those working in and with primary schools can use the Charity Award nominated  Talking Mental Health animation and teacher toolkit, from Anna Freud, with year 5 and 6 pupils...

 

Stoptober and stop smoking support for under 18s

Tuesday 18th September 2018

The Public Health England 2018 Stoptober campaign is promoting the message that quitting is easier with support...

 

Hate Crime Conference in Trowbridge

Friday 14th September 2018

There will be a Hate Crime Conference with a Focus on Racial Hatred and Islamaphobia  on Thursday 18th Oct 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm  at Trowbridge Town Hall, Market Place...

 

SUGAR SMART September

Thursday 13th September 2018

SUGAR SMART September – The national campaign SUGAR SMART September is underway! Schools, businesses and individuals are raising awareness of SUGAR SMART all over the country and making SUGAR SMART pledges...

 

Soroptimists help Wiltshire schools promote positive relationships

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Swindon Soroptimists have developed a lesson plan and bookmark to help secondary schools in Swindon and Wiltshire promote positive relationships...

 

Free drama on youth homelessness for Wiltshire secondary schools

Tuesday 11th September 2018

The Natural Theatre Company in partnership with Developing Health & Independence (DHI) are putting on a short production to show the realities of youth homelessness to make students aware of how this can happen...

 


National news archive

Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse

Tuesday 11th December 2018

Two leading chat apps also struggled with questions about drugs and bulimia...

 

'I was aged 24, and dead for five minutes'

Tuesday 11th December 2018

More than 80,000 young people in the UK could be living with undiagnosed heart conditions...

 

News story: Education Secretary vows to boost vulnerable children's outcomes

Monday 10th December 2018

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

Teenager denies Bute child rape and murder

Monday 10th December 2018

The 16-year-old, accused of taking the six-year-old from her bed at knifepoint, will stand trial in February...

 

Royal chauffeur died before child abuse charges could be brought

Monday 10th December 2018

The man, who had worked for the Royal Family for 20 years, is suspected of abusing two boys...

 

Egham Christmas fair child abduction attempt suspect charged

Monday 10th December 2018

Arkadiusz Madraszek, 47, has been charged with three counts of attempted child abduction...

 

Young, gay and Christian

Sunday 9th December 2018

How are young people reconciling their faith with being gay? Read full story...

 

?I?ve got two months to find a donor?

Sunday 9th December 2018

Last Christmas, mum-of-twins Meena looked the picture of health...

 

Charlie Rowley: Novichok victim 'terrified' about health

Sunday 9th December 2018

Charlie Rowley says he is struggling to see and to walk properly since being poisoned...

 

Child abduction arrest at Egham Christmas fair

Sunday 9th December 2018

Police are investigating after a man allegedly tried to lure a young girl with sweets and toys...

 

Three Northern Ireland ambulance staff attacked by patient

Sunday 9th December 2018

The man, thought to be under the influence of drugs, had to be restrained by six people...

 

Triple child murders: The lodger who destroyed a family

Saturday 8th December 2018

David McGreavy murdered and mutilated three young children 45 years ago, a crime that remains as shocking as it was inexplicable...

 

Meet the talking and crying childlike manikin

Saturday 8th December 2018

Students at the University of South Wales are learning from a childlike doll which has a pulse Read full story...

 

Interserve: Major government contractor 'seeks second rescue deal'

Saturday 8th December 2018

Interserve, which provides services in prisons, schools and hospitals, is struggling with 500m debts...

 

Liverpool 'child asylum seekers' found to be adults

Saturday 8th December 2018

Twenty-four asylum seekers who claimed to be children were actually adults, a council says...

 

Oxbridge 'over-recruits from eight schools'

Friday 7th December 2018

More Oxbridge places go to a handful of private schools than 3,000 state schools put together...

 

Grandparents 'key to tackling youth anxiety epidemic'

Friday 7th December 2018

Childline founder says mental ill health epidemic is partly down to the fragmentation of the family...

 

Newspaper headlines: NHS concerns on front pages

Friday 7th December 2018

Stories about pressures on the health service lead some papers, while others continue to focus on Brexit...

 

Drillminister attacks politicians' 'offensive' language

Friday 7th December 2018

Rapper Drillminister says his tracks highlight double standards faced by artists and young people...

 

Schools bomb hoaxes: Teenager jailed for nationwide threats

Friday 7th December 2018

George Duke-Cohan sent threats to hundreds of UK schools and triggered a US airport security scare...

 

Jamie Acourt: Lawrence murder suspect jailed on drugs charge

Friday 7th December 2018

Jamie Acourt, a suspect in the 1993 murder of Stephen Lawrence, is sentenced to nine years in prison...

 

Sex abuse victim Kim Fawcett sues school for 'failing to spot signs'

Friday 7th December 2018

Kim Fawcett is taking the school to the High Court after it said there were "no signs" she was being abused...

 

Jamie Acourt: Lawrence murder suspect jailed for drugs plot

Friday 7th December 2018

Jamie Acourt, a suspect in the 1993 murder of Stephen Lawrence, is sentenced to nine years in prison...

 

Holocaust memorial: Ex-MPs discuss plans with schoolchildren

Friday 7th December 2018

Schoolchildren: Holocaust memorial at Westminster could help MPs think about decisions...

 

Schools bomb hoaxes: Bodycam shows George Duke-Cohan arrest

Friday 7th December 2018

George Duke-Cohan, 19, was arrested in his bedroom at his home in Hertfordshire...