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Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Young People: Some Reflections from Research

Imagine arriving in the UK having travelled two or three thousand miles without your family. Imagine arriving in Birmingham in the back of a lorry, the doors being flung open and told to run as fast as you could and ‘don’t dare say anything about how you got here’. Imagine being separated from your brother […]

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Minutes of the 2011 Annual General Meeting for website

Held on Saturday 26th March 2011 at the London Institute of Education 1&2. Attendance and apologies 3. Minutes of 2010 AGM were accepted as a true record. Proposed J Bray Seconded M Roberts 4. Matters arising Melissa and Ethel have been looking at the possibilities available to invest £30,000 into a Charity Bond savings Account. […]

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Caring for the carers

Dr Mike Calvert, York St John University In a previous article, I referred to the complexity of describing pastoral care provision at this time. The range of needs, the sophisticated responses that are required and the limited resources (the main one being time) available mean that young people and their needs can be overlooked and […]

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Training School Counsellors: What is the way forward?

Paula Spencer Over the past eleven years, policy makers have developed a number of policies that relate to children’s mental health and well being in school; for example – Promoting Children’s Mental Health within Early Years and school Settings (Department for Education and Employment (DFEE 2001), Every Child Matters (DFES 2003) Children and Adolescent Mental […]

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Paul Hazzard

One morning during a recent visit to a primary 7 class I watched a young teacher go round the classroom correcting mental arithmetic homework. She leaned across to tick Andrew’s work when he tugged her sleeve, looked up into her face and asked “Miss would you know to look at my face that our daddy […]

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Beyond the Pale – Working with Difference

Have you ever wondered what ‘beyond the pale’ means? The term pale came to mean the area enclosed by a fence and later just the figurative meaning of ‘the area that is enclosed and safe’. So, to be ‘beyond the pale’ was to be outside the area accepted as ‘home’. In 1791 in Russia Catherine […]

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