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Fostering at Christmas: by Harry Aged 7


Fostering Advice for Christmas (and all year round) We decided to share our Christmas writing thoughts with some truly amazing children, who have often suffered extreme adversity with much loss, rejection, trauma, sadness and separation. Our humble words seemed insignificant…
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Out of School: Adopted and Cared-for Children in the UK


Adopted Children, and Children Looked After, are being further harmed in schools that are increasingly unable, ill-equipped and under-funded to even begin to understand the underlying, deep-rooted feelings of shame and rejection that children are suffering in our classrooms on…
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Educational Supervision


Schools are more exposed than ever to emerging and complex social welfare concerns, with little opportunity for high quality and time-protected support. The introduction of an Independent educational supervisor will offer professional support through an enhanced separation of role and…
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Are you truly prioritising the needs of children who run away?


Running Ahead ™ The NOCN Level 3 Award in 'Undertaking Independent Missing Return Interviews for Children’ has been carefully researched, written and developed by Shropshire Academy and Learning Trust in conjunction with NOCN, a leading provider of high quality qualifications,…
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Mind the Teachers …


Yesterday, I had the pleasure of addressing a cohort of Post Graduate Primary Teachers at the University of Wolverhampton. It was a little nostalgic, and also a personal reminder of the distance that I have professionally travelled in my quest…
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Our Expectations …


We are a not-for-profit, inclusive learning Trust promoting all aspects of social, emotional, mental health and academic development to support the whole child. SALT has a clear moral purpose ‘Putting Children First‘. For us that moral purpose is simply to…
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Secrets, lies and untruths; why foster carers don’t keep secrets.


Children that arrive in foster families have all too often been coerced into keeping secrets. It is the very nature of these ‘so called secrets’ that can relate to the sustained and hidden abuse of children. Through their implicit vulnerability, children…
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Safeguarding; Maintaining Professional Boundaries


Maintaining personal, professional and protective boundaries is a crucial consideration for those working in our schools. Sarah Morgan offers her guide for teachers and education professionals Professional boundaries are an essential part of our work as teachers. How we present…
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Trauma through the back door …


  Could you foster? Foster families offer a welcome invitation to children who have often experienced unimaginable trauma, harm, abuse and neglect. The warmly invited, and unconditionally welcomed child, or children, often bring bags brimming with tears, sadness and unknown…
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