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The Princess and the FOG - from the CWMT Mental Health Book Club

Thursday 7th February 2019

The latest title in the CWMT Mental Health Book Club is going to be 'The Princess and the FOG' by LLoyd Jones...

 

Young Carers Awareness Day 2019

Monday 28th January 2019

Each year Carers Trust organises Young Carers Awareness Day...

 

Equalities Teams

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

An E-Team is a group of young people supported by adults that works to promote equality within their setting...

 

Secondary school Education for Wellbeing research programme

Thursday 17th January 2019

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) is looking for mainstream secondary schools to apply to take part in their Education for Wellbeing research programme to implement and evaluate a range of mental health interventions for pupils in years 7, 8 and 9...

 

Free ZAP workshops for young people aged 9-16

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Kidscape will be delivering their ZAP Workshop in Bristol on Thursday 14th March 2019 This workshop is open to young people and their parents/carers who are affected by bullying...

 

Beat the Bugs May 2019 - train the trainer

Friday 11th January 2019

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

 

Short Breaks scheme for children and young people (SEND)

Thursday 10th January 2019

Information can be found below about this year’s Wiltshire Short Breaks Scheme for children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and who require additional support to access leisure activities...

 

New Change4Life teaching resources help pupils cut back on sugar

Tuesday 8th January 2019

Public Health England reveals children are consuming 2,800 excess sugar cubes each year...

 

Energy drink guidance

Monday 7th January 2019

Energy drink guidance for professionals working with children and young people (Wiltshire Council, 2018) The above guidance on energy drinks for professionals has been published by Wiltshire Council to raise awareness of the negative impact that energy drink consumption can have and to prepare for a proposed change in legislation, which could see the sale of energy drinks banned to children and young people...

 

The Red Box Project in Wiltshire

Wednesday 19th December 2018

The Red Box Project ensures that no young person misses school because they have their period...

 

New weight management service for ages 14+

Tuesday 18th December 2018

We are pleased to announce that Wiltshire’s weight management provider, Solutions 4 Health who deliver the Shape Up 4 Life group weight management programme, now accept referrals of people who are 14 years or older...

 

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...

 


National news archive

Asthma: Young people in the UK 'more likely to die'

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The UK lags behind other wealthy nations across a number of health indicators, a report finds...

 

Boy convicted of sex assault on pupil allowed back to school

Wednesday 20th February 2019

The victim says she felt "powerless" to stop the attack and is trying to "pretend he's not there"...

 

Glasgow's alcohol court to deal with domestic abuse

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The court in Glasgow will be able to deal with abuse cases where alcohol was a factor...

 

Child abuse images being traded via secure apps

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Stolen credit cards and other illegal material are also on sale, a File on 4 investigation discovers...

 

New curriculum: More school inspections from 2021

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The proposals aim to give parents assurances on standards as the new curriculum is rolled out in Wales...

 

More Welsh school inspections from 2021

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The proposals aim to give parents assurances on standards as the new curriculum is rolled out in Wales...

 

Newport West Labour MP Paul Flynn dies aged 84

Monday 18th February 2019

Mr Flynn, who had suffered ill health for some time, is described by his constituency party as "a hero"...

 

Tax-free childcare helps just a fifth of families

Monday 18th February 2019

Why aren't more parents signing up for a scheme that provides extra money towards the cost of childcare? Read full story...

 

Brexit: Will Brits living in the EU still get healthcare?

Monday 18th February 2019

A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries...

 

Tributes as Newport West Labour MP Paul Flynn dies aged 84

Monday 18th February 2019

Newport West MP Paul Flynn suffered ill health for some time and died on Sunday, aged 84...

 

Brexit: Will Britons living in the EU still get healthcare?

Monday 18th February 2019

A reader asks about state healthcare for UK nationals in EU countries...

 

Brexit backstop according to Northern Ireland teens

Monday 18th February 2019

We asked girls from the Belfast School of Performing Arts to explain one of Brexit's buzzwords...

 

Channel migrant boat off Dover held 34 people

Monday 18th February 2019

Men, women and children have been brought ashore and given blankets after an incident off Dover...

 

The children tackling plastic beach waste

Monday 18th February 2019

What do these Neath pupils think of plastic waste after a beach clean-up? Read full story...

 

Cambridge time expert fears sundials are 'old hat'

Sunday 17th February 2019

Cambridge academic Dr Frank King says getting young people to love sundials is "an uphill struggle"...

 

Emiliano Sala: Former coach pays tribute to footballer

Sunday 17th February 2019

On the day of footballer Emiliano Sala's funeral, his childhood friend and a former coach pay tribute...

 

London Marathon marker dedicated to Stephen Lawrence

Sunday 17th February 2019

The 18-mile marker includes quotes from young people about the murdered teenager's legacy...

 

Emiliano Sala: Former coach's tribute as funeral takes place

Sunday 17th February 2019

On the day of footballer Emiliano Sala's funeral, a childhood friend and a former coach pay tribute...

 

Craigavon: 'Reckless' pipe bomb blast outside home

Sunday 17th February 2019

A woman and children were in the house when the device exploded, and a second one was found nearby...

 

IS teenager Shamima Begum 'gives birth'

Sunday 17th February 2019

Her family say they have been told the 19-year-old and her child - said to be a boy - are in "good health"...

 

IS teenage bride Shamima Begum gives birth to boy

Sunday 17th February 2019

From a refugee camp in Syria, the 19-year-old former London schoolgirl says she deserves public sympathy...

 

'Lessons to be learnt' over older Stoke High School pupil

Saturday 16th February 2019

The man, who posed as a 15-year-old pupil, was found to be an adult after an age assessment...

 

Is there a suicide crisis for British veterans?

Saturday 16th February 2019

Military charities say they are not coping with the increased demand for mental health support...

 

HMP Nottingham prisoners smuggled drugs in Harry Potter book

Friday 15th February 2019

The Harry Potter novel found in HMP Nottingham tested positive for a psychoactive substance similar to Spice...

 

Black pupils' schooling 'dumbed down over special needs'

Friday 15th February 2019

They were twice as likely to be identified as having social, emotional and mental health needs as white British pupils, a study suggests...