There was wide consultation with people working in children's services, and with parents, children and young people. There have already been significant improvements in educational achievement, and reductions in teenage pregnancy, re-offending and children living in low income households. Children learn to be economically aware and active in preparation for adult responsibilities through a strong programme of life skills. On the evening of 24th February 2000, Victoria Adjo Climbié who had been born near Abidjan in the Ivory Coast just over eight years earlier - was admitted to the North Middlesex Hospital in London. The outcomes are intended to be seen as mutually reinforcing. We accept, too, that Alan Johnson, while he was Secretary of State for Education, did a great deal to raise the status of children in care as an issue across government.
Enjoy and Achieve To ensure children attend and enjoy school and achieve personal, social and academic development. Clear and consistent boundaries mean that children make important decisions about their own behaviour and positive behaviour is expected, encouraged and rewarded in its own right and as an expression of social consciousness and moral responsibility. We have a strong positive behaviour support plan at the school. The Libra School focuses on literacy, numeracy and life skills as these areas are always the weakness of children coming to us. The change in policy to move single mothers of children over the age of five off income support and onto job seekers allowance will also challenge some families of disabled children. Although the Labour Government intended the outcomes to be mutually reinforcing, Sloper et al. These five outcomes are referenced continuously throughout Every Child Matters documents.
As noted, this agenda did not only focus on the needs of all children and young people but also the needs of those who care for them. We also acknowledge that policy in this area has been increasingly complicated in recent years by, among other things, the increase in unaccompanied children seeking asylum. Each young person is an individual with their own best way of learning. A broad curriculum is offered to allow diversity and differentiation. We liaise with colleges, careers agencies and employers to ensure our students know about and are in a position to take up opportunities to further develop their skills whether it be academically, vocationally or through apprentice schemes. Victoria Climbié was desperately ill: she was severely bruised, physically deformed by repeated beatings, malnourished, and her core body temperature was so low it could not be recorded on the hospital's standard thermometer. Integrating the delivery of services for children, young people and families A theme running strongly through Every Child Matters is that improving outcomes for children and young people could only be achieved by transforming the ways in which managers and practitioners in the different public services are organised : Integrated working arrangements should start from the needs of children and young people - not the structures of local public services, their organisations, departments and teams.
In practice, situated moral reasoning means that the services offered to children, young people and their families may be an outcome of peripheral and contextual factors, not simply the assessments by formal and informal educators about children and young people, and their development, behaviours or circumstances. Achieve Economic Wellbeing To prepare children for further education and employment children are given means to be included in society through educational and vocational qualifications, emotional resilience, practical training and work experience opportunities. Education for our children is on a one-to-one and very small group basis with a teacher and a very high ratio of Learning Support Assistants. Improving outcomes also involves narrowing the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers. This arose out of a Green Paper in 2003 called Every Child Matters, which sought to overhaul children's services after the death of Victoria Climbié. Our children seem to be tracked, tested and monitored to an unprecedented degree.
The resources of local public services budgets, and the time and skills of teams and staff are fixed. So, in what ways will the totality of resources available across the local partnership be combined, utilised and targeted to continue providing, and further develop, an appropriate menu of services to meet the identified needs of local children, young people and families? Safeguarding Children Between 1998 and 2001, the eight Inspectorates of public services carried out individual and joint inspections of local arrangements to safeguard children in different parts of England. David Hoyle reviews the statement and resulting strategy, and critique s it. It is only by focusing on the most vulnerable that the grandiose rhetoric of a child-friendly society can be matched by actions. At one level it could be thought ridiculous to consider criticising Every Child Matters — how could anyone argue that not every child matters? How will staff differentiate between and prioritise the circumstances, needs and behaviours of children, young people and their families? There has been a dramatic increase in the number of attempted and successful suicides in the 15 to 19 years age range. A version of the green paper for children and young people 2004 Every Child Matters: Next Steps The Children Act 2004 Every Child Matters: Change for Children Every Child Matters: Change for Children in Health Services Every Child Matters: Change for Children in Schools Every Child Matters: Change for Children in Social Care Every Child Matters: Change for Children in the Criminal Justice System National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services Working with Voluntary and Community Organisations to Deliver Change for Children and Young People 2005 Every Child Matters: Change for Children - Young People and Drugs Common Core of Skills and Knowledge for the Children's Workforce Youth Matters — A green paper 2007 Care Matters: Time for Change. These are usually summarized as enabling children and young people to: Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy and Achieve, Make a Positive Contribution, and Achieve Economic Well-Being.
Following the consultation, the Government published Every child matters: The next steps, and passed the Children Act 2004, providing the legislative spine for developing more effective and accessible services focused around the needs of children, young people and families. This should lead to a pooling of budgets and other resources, and to the joint commissioning of child -centred services from providers in the community, voluntary and independent sectors. In terms of the Every Child Matters outcomes themselves, the nature of these has also been questioned. Services should be provided that enable families and carers to effectively support their children. That is why this document sets out what action needs to be taken locally and how Government will work with and support Local Authorities and their partners. There has been a fundamental cost to this.
Public services should work with each other to provide services in ways, at times and in places that meet the needs of local children, young people and their families. Also a child who has special needs may need more support 3. When Gordon Brown became Prime Minister nine months ago, the rhetorical effort was redoubled. Disabled children are often not able to access before or after school clubs and activities for disabled children over the age of eleven do not exist. All children are re-assessed by teaching staff and the Educational Psychologist on an annual basis to determine progress to update the Individual Education Plan. It was made in response to a report chaired by Lord Laming into the death of Victoria Climbié. Anyone who survives must be guided and nurtured.
It is intended to help raise standards, introduce priorities, reduce bureaucracy and increase information for parents. Local authorities have worked towards this with varying success. Janes L, 2006, ' Children in Need ' , Socialist Lawyer Number 45, December, 2006 Jeffs, T. As an orphan himself, who owed his chances in life to the enlightened attitude of social services in allowing his teenage sister to look after him when his mother died, he has a personal stake in the subject. This was published alongside the formal response to the report into the death of Victoria Climbiu00e9, the young girl who was horrifically abused and tortured, and eventually killed by her great aunt and the man with whom they lived. Ours is a Government that wants us to know how much it cares about children.