Speakers: Ros McNeil, NEU; Nicola Butler, Children’s Play Policy Forum; Dr Amanda Smith, Poole Grammar School for Boys; Rachel Huggins,
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Link: https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/news/article/play-therapists-demand-itv-apologise-for-airing-coronation-street-episode-that-brings-the-profession-into-disrepute As Play Therapists demand an apology from ITV after Coronation Street depicts the profession in disparaging terms, Nursery
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Monika Jephcott, CEO of Play Therapy UK and an external member of the APPG, made this statement this morning: It
The latest Children First Alliance Newsletter was sent out today to all MPs, selected peers and Children First supporters. A
Recommendations following an investigation into how to improve services for children from conception to age 5 A new report from
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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, chaired by Professor Alexis Jay OBE was set up in 2015 because of
SHADOW CABINET MENTAL HEALTH MINISTER SLAMS LACK OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE PROVISION FOR CHILDREN Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (who will lead
Peer-to-Peer Touch: The New School Milk The Provision of Free Milk Regulations in 1946 provided milk to all school children
‘CHILDREN IN CRISIS: ARE WE FAILING YOUNG MINDS?’ That’s the title of a groundbreaking television programme, broadcast by ITV Central
‘ONE IN EIGHT CHILDREN IN HIGH INCOME COUNTRIES HAS A MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER AT ANY GIVEN TIME’ This is the
There will be a debate in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 20th July at 9:25am. The subject for this debate is
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The briefing can be found here. The Children and Young People’s Health Policy Influencing Group (HPIG) is a membership group
Briony Richter speaks to Monika Jephcott, chief exec and clinical director of Play Therapy UK and Sophia O’Neill, course director, postgraduate MA in Practice-Based Play Therapy in
Speakers: Nathalie Richards of Edukit, Mehran Mokri of Youth Leads UK, and Dr Shrehan Lynch of the University of East
BORN TO FAIL? SOCIAL MOBILITY – A WORKING CLASS VIEW BY SONIA BLANDFORD Professor Sonia Blandford of Achievement for All
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The Violence, Abuse and Mental Health Network The VAMHN aims to reduce the prevalence of mental health problems among children, adults, and
The Violence, Abuse and Mental Health Network is an interdisciplinary research network that aims to understand, prevent, and reduce the
NATIONAL WEEK OF PLAY: 21-27th June The Early Years Alliance has launched a National Week of Play with the aim
Debate in Westminster Hall, House of Commons: 2.30pm – 4pm 16th June 2021 This debate was called by Liberal Democrat
Speakers: Dr Victoria Randall, University of Winchester; Prof. Jeanne Keay, Leeds Beckett University; Dr Andy Davy-Smith, University of Bradford; Kate
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EDM 140: Reform of the Mental Health Act, tabled 7 June 2021 by Dr Lisa Cameron MP That this House
By Helen Clark: Lead Author for the APPG 5th June 2021 ‘The Daily Mail,’ (since 19th June 2020, Britain’s biggest
Monika Jephcott and Sophia O’Neill, of Play Therapy UK, were interviewed for the latest edition of Nursery World. The interview
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Speakers: Lord Bird; Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales; Melissa Bui, Intergenerational Foundation 18 May 2021 All-Party Parliamentary Group on
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GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES ‘MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY MONEY’ FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES 10th May 2021 In Mental Health Awareness Week, the Government
LABOUR APPOINTS A SHADOW SECRETARY OF STATE FOR CHILD POVERTY By Helen Clark: Lead Author In 2014, the newly formed
NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK May 10th – 16th 2021 The theme for this year’s National Mental Health Awareness Week
Celebrities in Education? Paved with the best intentions, schools have increasingly used celebrities to engage pupils and remain relevant, to
07/05/21 – APPG Member Patrick Myers writes: Reducing Parental Conflict Reports The Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) programme aims to help
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Speakers: Carolyn Pallister, Slimming World; James Toop, BiteBack2030; Dr Max Davie, RCPCH; Ashley McDougall, National Audit Office
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Andrea Leadsom MP was charged by Boris Johnson to devise a plan to ensure that every child is afforded the
In a debate on Friday 19/03/21 on the Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill, Baroness (Frances) D’Souza made a
Head of the Royal College of Nursing, Dame Donna Kinnair has called for every school to have a permanent school
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