The children’s charity NSPCC says nearly 19,000 children were admitted to hospital after harming themselves last year – a 14% rise over three years.
One school we know of, use to have two staff to cover all incidents of safeguarding including self harming. Now they have eight staff and anyone can deal with the issue of self harming. Schools are struggling to cope and sadly the situation will only get worse, yet we know why this is happening.
1. Schools focusing on the academic and not looking after the
personal development of young people.
2. The sexualisation of young people in the media.
3. Social network sites.
4. Peer pressure to ‘look good’
5. Parents / carers not doing enough to guide and support their loved ones.
Do we really have to believe in Father Christmas, in the hope that the situation will improve?
Wishing you all a safe and secure Christmas and a caring New Year from My name is Tom.
Presented the project to members and got a range interesting and thoughtful responses. Changes needed to the presentation and thank you to the members for their honesty. Thank you to Clare for the opportunity, and Liz and Dan for the support. For more information about Dazu…http://www.dazu.co.uk/dazu.htm
Following my meeting with Will on Tuesday at Barnet, Sharon very kindly invited me to present the project education pack, after which we talked about the key issues for Childnet and the current resources available downloadable here. They come highly recommended… http://www.childnet.com/new-for-schools
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