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New Virgin Care referral form consultation

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Virgin Care are inviting partner agencies to comment on a new referral form for their service...

 

Wiltshire's Big Pledge - Beat the Clock Challenge

Wednesday 4th April 2018

This year schools will be undertaking a timed challenge whereby you will complete a set number of minutes in order to collect a sport in the Commonwealth Games, which is just about to start...

 

Sun Ready Photo Challenge and lesson plans

Tuesday 3rd April 2018

UK primary schools to win £5,000 in school trips with Boots Soltan                                                   The Soltan Sun Ready Schools programme from Boots is offering primary schools the chance to win £5,000 for school trips, by taking part in the Sun Ready Photo Challenge...

 

Healthy Eating Week 2018 registration now open

Monday 2nd April 2018

Registration for BNF Healthy Eating week (11-15 June 2018) is now open  More campaign dates and related links can be found on the Health Events Calendar Catch up with more recent news stories here

 

Wiltshire Healthy Lifestyles report published today

Thursday 29th March 2018

To better understand Wiltshire children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school we have commissioned a Children’s and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey which was delivered for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017...

 

HomeRun offered to all Wiltshire schools

Wednesday 28th March 2018

Wiltshire Council have been piloting the smartphone app HomeRun with seven Wiltshire schools located in air quality management areas to reduce traffic and parking issues associated with the school drop-off and pick-up...

 

Local support for young carers from Carer Support Wiltshire

Tuesday 27th March 2018

The current Wiltshire Healthy Schools criteria ask schools to provide evidence of how they are meeting the needs of young carers, including having in place a young carers policy...

 

Promoting Positive Lunchtimes and Better Behaviour

Thursday 15th March 2018

Priestley Primary School, Calne are hosting two sessions led by Jenny Mosely: Promoting Better Behaviour for Learning and Respectful Relationships Thursday 7th June 2018...

 

New gambling education materials (secondary)

Thursday 15th March 2018

Despite more opportunities than ever for young people to gamble, particularly online, tools to help prevent gambling harms are not currently being provided in schools...

 

DfE Education for Wellbeing research programme

Tuesday 13th March 2018

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is looking for primary and secondary schools to take part in their 2018 - 2020 Education for Wellbeing research programme to implement and evaluate a range of mental health interventions for school pupils in years 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9...

 

betty for schools - period education

Friday 9th March 2018

half a million pupils reached in first year of period education betty for schools, the period education programme, is celebrating its first birthday...

 

Wiltshire Community Safety survey report published

Thursday 8th March 2018

To better understand Wiltshire children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school we have commissioned a Children’s and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey which was delivered for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017...

 

Childnet annual film competition (ages 7-18)

Wednesday 7th March 2018

The Childnet Film Competition 2018 has launched! Young people aged 7-18 are invited to create short films to inspire their peers to 'Connect with Respect'...

 

Wiltshire report on Risky Behaviours now published

Friday 23rd February 2018

To better understand Wiltshire children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school we have commissioned a Children’s and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey which was delivered for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017...

 

Education for a Connected World framework

Thursday 22nd February 2018

To coincide with Safer Internet Day, the UK Government launched its new Education Framework for a Connected World...

 

Thrive Peer Mentoring at Sarum Academy

Thursday 15th February 2018

A video is now available about the Thrive Peer Mentoring Programme, at Sarum Academy...

 

Time to Change March events in Wiltshire

Tuesday 13th February 2018

We are currently working with Time to Change to address mental health stigma in Wiltshire secondary schools...

 

SUGAR SMART Wiltshire

Thursday 1st February 2018

What is SUGAR SMART? SUGAR SMART Wiltshire is part of a national campaign headed up by Jamie Oliver and the charity Sustain...

 

Right Choice for your school Wiltshire website

Tuesday 30th January 2018

This month sees the launch of a new Wiltshire website: http://rightchoice...

 

2018 UK Youth Parliament Elections

Monday 29th January 2018

Wiltshire has three seats on UKYP and candidates stand for election in the area where they attend school...

 

Wiltshire report on Emotional Wellbeing now published

Friday 26th January 2018

To better understand Wiltshire children and young people’s experiences of life, both inside and outside school we have commissioned a Children’s and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey which was delivered for the first time in 2015 and again in 2017...

 

Free online training course for primary and trainee primary teachers

Wednesday 24th January 2018

Teaching food in primary: the why, what and how A FREE online course to support food and nutrition teaching in primary schools...

 

Promoting Better Behaviour and Powerfully Positve Lunchtimes

Monday 22nd January 2018

Priestley Primary School, Calne are hosting two sessions led by Jenny Mosely: Promoting Better Behaviour for Learning and Respectful Relationships Thursday 7th June 2018...

 

Supporting Muslim Pupils - during Ramadan and in the classroom Understanding Islam And Tackling Cultural Misconceptions

Friday 19th January 2018

Tuesday 27th February 2018, 1:30-3:30pm at City Hall, Salisbury...

 

Fearless training session for secondary staff tomorrow

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Fearless.org is a site where young people can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality...

 


National news archive

Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws

Sunday 22nd April 2018

The health secretary wants action from the sites on underage use, bullying, and screen-time limits...

 

Cystic fibrosis: Company urged to lower cost of life-changing drug

Saturday 21st April 2018

Health ministers call on company to lower price of cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi so the NHS can afford it...

 

Allied Healthcare: Home care provider seeks rescue plan

Saturday 21st April 2018

One the UK's biggest providers of home care - Allied Healthcare - seeks a rescue plan...

 

Boy, 3, drowns in David Lloyd fitness club pool in Leeds

Saturday 21st April 2018

Police were called to David Lloyd Fitness Club in Moortown, Leeds after reports of a child drowning...

 

Robbers used duvet cover in Manchester shop raid

Saturday 21st April 2018

Police appeal for information after three men stuffed a duvet cover with alcohol and cash...

 

Save the Children accepted 'no culpability' for misconduct claims

Friday 20th April 2018

A former employee says the charity failed to take responsibility for harassment claims...

 

School denies charging pupils for water in heatwave

Friday 20th April 2018

Onslow St Audrey's School in Hatfield said no child would ever be refused access to water...

 

Two-child benefit limit lawful, court rules

Friday 20th April 2018

Families lose legal challenge to government over limiting some benefits to first two children...

 

Mental health patients want immediate diagnosis, says report

Thursday 19th April 2018

Research suggests patients would prefer to be told their diagnosis face-to-face...

 

Cornwall child migrant woman wins fight for British passport

Thursday 19th April 2018

Mary-Ann Astbury moved with her adoptive parents from Canada to Britain in 1971...

 

Should twins be taught separately?

Thursday 19th April 2018

A study suggests not - and says there should be no strict rules about separating twins at school...

 

Burton child groomers 'treated girls like trophies' jailed

Thursday 19th April 2018

The four men, described as "schoolboys" treated ?teenage girls like trophies?, a court is told...

 

Cornwall child migrant woman gets passport apology

Thursday 19th April 2018

Mary-Ann Astbury moved with her adoptive parents from Canada to Britain in 1971...

 

Snapchat ban for jailed Burton child groomers

Thursday 19th April 2018

The four men, described as "schoolboys", treated ?teenage girls like trophies?, a court is told...

 

Save the Children chairman Sir Alan Parker resigns

Thursday 19th April 2018

Sir Alan Parker says a change is needed because of challenges facing the charity and the sector...

 

Barrow's 'Russian roulette' drugs problem

Thursday 19th April 2018

Police in Cumbria say they've seen a disproportionate number of deaths related to drug abuse...

 

'It's not just women who sometimes regret parenthood'

Wednesday 18th April 2018

One father believes his friends without children tend to be the happiest...

 

Governors quit free school where no pupils did GCSEs

Wednesday 18th April 2018

An Ofsted inspection last year rated Route 39 Academy inadequate in all areas...

 

Childhood dementia: Boy fronts Tube station poster campaign

Wednesday 18th April 2018

George has a rare form of childhood dementia called Batten Disease...

 

Drugs leave 12 dead since December in a Cumbrian town

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Police describe the number of drug deaths in Barrow-in-Furness as "totally disproportionate"...

 

Marathon runner describes how the sport saved her life

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Lynsey Kelly is running the London Marathon to raise money for mental health after suffering PTSD...

 

Rotherham abuse whistleblower takes lessons to Nigeria

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Rotherham child abuse whistleblower Jayne Senior is travelling to Nigeria to raise awareness of the crime...

 

Dad regrets parenthood

Wednesday 18th April 2018

One father believes his friends without children tend to be the happiest...

 

Does vaginal seeding boost health?

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Does vaginal seeding expose babies to good bacteria or is it too dangerous? Read full story...

 

Windrush generation: Who are they and why are they facing problems?

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Despite living and working in the UK for decades, many Windrush children are being told to leave...