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Children’s Services Omnibus: Wave 1 Research Report. August 2017

Children’s Services Omnibus: Wave 1 Research Report. August 2017

This report presents the findings from the first wave of the new DfE Children’s Services Omnibus Survey. The survey explored senior local authority (LA) leaders’ perceptions on, and activities relating to, a range of policy areas. These comprised demand for, and commissioning of, children’s social services; information sharing; support for adopters and special guardians; sufficiency of childcare places; and services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The questionnaire comprised a mix of open response questions and fixed category response questions. The online survey was sent to all 152 upper tier LAs in England. In total, 101 LAs took part, representing an overall survey response rate of 66%. However, as indicated throughout the report, not all 101 LAs answered all of the survey questions. Analysis of questions with lower responses sometimes resulted in differences between groups that were not statistically significant; here we are not confident that the difference would have occurred had all LAs answered the question.
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Longitudinal study of local authority child and family social workers (Wave 1) : Research report : August 2019

Longitudinal study of local authority child and family social workers (Wave 1) : Research report : August 2019

In order to build a sample of local authority child and family social workers, IFF wrote to Directors of Children’s Services in all 152 local authorities/ Children’s Trusts in England to invite them to take part in the research. Ninety-five local authorities/ Children’s Trusts agreed to participate in the study (approximately two-thirds of all local authorities/ Trusts in England, providing a good spread by region and Ofsted rating) – see Tables A.1 to A.3 in Appendix 1. Areas took part either by providing a census of their in-scope staff work email addresses, and in some cases work telephone numbers (via a secure transfer site), or by sending out an open link to their in-scope staff on our behalf. Where sample was provided direct to IFF it was possible to send an individualised survey link, targeted reminders, and (where a work phone number was provided) to conduct a final top-up survey using Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). Where the survey was conducted using an open link, the relevant local authorities were asked to send out reminders to staff, but these could not be targeted at non-responders and therefore were less frequent.
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NFER teacher voice omnibus. Research report : July 2016

NFER teacher voice omnibus. Research report : July 2016

Figure 1: Which of the following best describes your school’s approach to assessment? ......................................................................................................................................... 16 Figure 2: Would your staff benefit from additional training on assessment without levels? ......................................................................................................................................... 17 Figure 3: Does your school collect data to track pupil progress between statutory and end of key stage assessments? .............................................................................................. 18 Figure 4: How well has the preparation and start of teaching gone in your school for the new GCSEs? ................................................................................................................... 20 Figure 5: What steps have you taken to prepare for the new primary floor standard? ..... 22 Figure 6: Have the accountability reforms for 2016 encouraged your school to enter some Year 9 pupils for a different number of qualifications than previously? ............................ 24 Figure 7: Which of the following activities and services do you provide as part of your careers programme to help young people make informed choices about their post-16 options? ........................................................................................................................... 26 Figure 8: What does your school do to promote apprenticeships? .................................. 27 Figure 9: To what extent do you agree that: the range of extra-curricular activities my institution offers pupils has increased in the last 12 months; and the number of pupils taking up extra-curricular activities has increased ........................................................... 31 Figure 10: How often have the following taken place over the last 12 months: visits to your school by employers to work with pupils; and pupil visits to employers/places of work? ............................................................................................................................... 32 Figure 11: How often have the following taken place over the last 12 months: visits to your school by voluntary organisations to work with pupils; and pupil visits to voluntary organisations? ................................................................................................................. 33 Figure 12: From which of the following do you commission alternative provision? .......... 35 Figure 13: To what extent would you agree with the following statement – I am happy with the quality of alternative provision providers in my area? ......................................... 36 Figure 14: How confident are you in implementing the new duty on schools to ‘have regard to the need to prevent children and young people from being drawn into
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Children’s services omnibus: wave 3

Children’s services omnibus: wave 3

improvement’. Further 18% were found to be ‘inadequate. In addition, 7% did not have Ofsted data available. Full details of the response profile can be found in Appendix 1. The research was carried out between 4 October and 17 November 2017. The key findings are outlined below. Throughout this report, figures are based on all LAs responding to each question. Please note that the base sizes for some questions are relatively low and therefore the findings should be treated with some caution.

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Omnibus survey of pupils and their parents or carers: wave 5: Research report: March 2019

Omnibus survey of pupils and their parents or carers: wave 5: Research report: March 2019

Where more serious mental health problems occur, schools and colleges should expect the pupil and their family to be supported by Children’s and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CYPMHS), run by NHS. These organisations should support and work alongside the existing role that schools and colleges already have. This role can include: activities that raise awareness of good mental health, recognising emerging issues as early and accurately as possible, providing early support for emerging problems or those with less severe issues, and working effectively with health services to provide swift access or referrals to specialist support and treatment. The Department for Education (DfE) has committed to supporting schools ‘to promote good mental wellbeing in children, to provide a supportive environment for those experiencing problems, and to secure access to more specialist help for those who need it’. 24
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Children’s Services Omnibus : Wave 2 research report

Children’s Services Omnibus : Wave 2 research report

challenges faced by local authorities trying to meet the needs of children and families. Wide-ranging reforms to services include the expansion of funded early years’ provision, workforce development for Early Years’ professionals and social workers, testing new approaches through the Innovation Programme, greater integration between services, and the introduction of children’s services trusts. Local authorities (LAs) play a pivotal role in these landmark reforms, assessing need, innovating, restructuring and delivering reformed services.

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Children s Mental Health Services

Children s Mental Health Services

The Juvenile Corrections Act provides the legal framework for responding to juveniles who commit law violations. The goals of the juvenile justice system are to hold juveniles accountable for the harm they have caused to victims and the community; help assure community safety; and provide opportunities for skill development. Community-based diversion programs provide a range of services to juveniles and their families as an alternative to formal court action. When the court does sentence a juvenile, typically he/she is placed on probation supervision under a set of conditions that may include making restitution to the victim, performing community service, and participating in community-based counseling and treatment programs. The court also may order the parents of the juvenile offender to comply with certain conditions such as participating in parenting classes.
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Lovecraft, H  P    Omnibus 1 pdf

Lovecraft, H P Omnibus 1 pdf

regularities showing with startling clearness even without a field glass. We were over the lowest foothills now, and could see amidst the snow, ice, and bare patches of their main plateau a couple of darkish spots which we took to be Lake’s camp and boring. The higher foothills shot up between five and six miles away, forming a range almost distinct from the terrifying line of more than Himalayan peaks beyond them. At length Ropes-the student who had relieved McTighe at the controls - began to head downward toward the left-hand dark spot whose size marked it as the camp. As he did so, McTighe sent out the last uncensored wireless message the world was to receive from our expedition. Everyone, of course, has read the brief and unsatisfying bulletins of the rest of our antarctic sojourn. Some hours after our landing we sent a guarded report of the tragedy we found, and reluctantly announced the wiping out of the whole Lake party by the frightful wind of the preceding day, or of the night before that. Eleven known dead, young Gedney missing. People pardoned our hazy lack of details through realization of the shock the sad event must have caused us, and believed us when we explained that the mangling action of the wind had rendered all eleven bodies unsuitable for transportation outside. Indeed, I flatter myself that even in the midst of our distress, utter bewilderment, and soul-clutching horror, we scarcely went beyond the truth in any specific instance. The tremendous significance lies in what we dared not tell; what I would not tell now but for the need of warning others off from nameless terrors. It is a fact that the wind had brought dreadful havoc. Whether all could have lived through it, even without the other thing, is gravely open to doubt. The storm, with its fury of madly driven ice particles, must have been beyond anything our expedition had encountered before. One aeroplane shelter-wall, it seems, had been left in a far too flimsy and inadequate state - was nearly pulverized-and the derrick at the distant boring was entirely shaken to pieces. The exposed metal of the grounded planes and drilling machinery was bruised into a high polish, and two of the small tents were flattened despite their snow banking. Wooden surfaces left out in the blaster were pitted and denuded of paint, and all signs of tracks in the snow were completely obliterated. It is also true that we found none of the Archaean biological objects in a condition to take outside as a whole. We did gather some minerals from a vast, tumbled pile, including several of the greenish soapstone fragments whose odd five-pointed rounding and faint
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Children and Young People s Mental Health Services Workforce Report for Local Authorities

Children and Young People s Mental Health Services Workforce Report for Local Authorities

• We would like to thank all Local Authorities who took part in the Health Education England CYP MH services workforce data collection, and we hope you find this analysis useful in comparing your local position against national averages. In addition to the Local Authority data returns, Data has been submitted by NHS providers, youth offending teams, voluntary organisations and independent organisations. This stocktake is a key part of implementing the targets in the recently published NHS Long Term Plan which aims to significantly expand capacity in children and young people’s mental health services.
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Reforming E communications services: a critical assessment  In depth analysis  CEPS Research Report, February 2017

Reforming E communications services: a critical assessment In depth analysis CEPS Research Report, February 2017

On 14 September 2016, the European Commission set out a vision for a European Gigabit society, where availability and take-up of very high capacity networks enable the widespread use of products, services and applications in the Digital Single Market. Contextually, the Commission proposed a significant reform of existing rules related to, i.a. regulatory remedies to be considered by national regulators; the legal status and functions of the Bureau of European Regulators on Electronic Communications (BEREC); the scope of legal rules related to universal service and consumer protection, including their possible application to Over-The-Top (OTT) players; and a more coordinated and centralized spectrum policy. This policy initiative must be considered also in light of other initiatives that were announced and launched by the European Commission in the past months, such as Commission’s Communication on “Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market - Opportunities and Challenges for Europe” dated May 2016; the Communication on an “Action Plan for 5G”; and the ongoing review of the regulatory framework for audiovisual services and media, and of copyright in the information society. Other relevant initiatives include the review of the consumer acquis, the review of the e-commerce directive, the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation, and ongoing competition investigations in fields such as e- commerce and search.
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City of Chico Fiscal Year Financial Report Through August 2017

City of Chico Fiscal Year Financial Report Through August 2017

Percent Remaining Budg / Time Encum- brances Year To Date Actuals Month Current Data Through 8/31/2017 City of Chico 2017-18 Annual Budget Department Operating Summary. Actuals Budget Ba[r]

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Research Children s Health

Research Children s Health

In China, the mean BLL of children was 9.29 µg/dL, and 33.8% of the subjects had BLLs > 10 µg/dL; boys’ mean BLL was 9.64 µg/dL, significantly higher than the girls’ mean BLL of 8.94 µg/dL (p < 0.001) (Wang and Zhang 2006). Generally in China, BLLs of children living in industrial and urban areas were significantly higher than those of chil- dren in suburbs and rural areas (Wang and Zhang 2006). In Guiyu, the BLLs of children were higher than the mean level in China, and there were no significant different between boys and girls. Although Guiyu is rural, the children’s BLLs were nearly double those of a nearby urban area, Shantou City (7.9 µg/dL; Luo et al. 2003). Compared with results from studies conducted in some other part of Guangdong province, such as Zhongshan City (7.45 µg/dL; Huang et al. 2003) and Shenzhen City (9.06 µg/dL; Wang et al. 2003), we observed higher BLLs not only in Guiyu children, but also in Chendian children (9.94 µg/dL). The lead contamination may have spread from Guiyu to nearby Chendian by dust, river, and air and contributed to the elevation of Chendian children’s BLLs.
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Report on the Renfrewshire Literacy Approach : August 2015 – July 2017

Report on the Renfrewshire Literacy Approach : August 2015 – July 2017

A second aim of the intervention was to narrow the attainment gap in literacy between pupils from economically advantaged and less advantaged backgrounds. Measuring this is complex because families tend to move in and out of poverty and because there is no single reliable measure of poverty. We therefore analysed attainment using three measures: Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) which captures the level of multiple deprivation present in the area where a child lives; eligibility for Free School Meals (only for children in P4-P7 since all P3 children are entitled to Free School Meals), and eligibility for a School Clothing Grant (for children in P3 to P7). These latter two measures capture families whose income is sufficiently low to attract benefits. None of the measures is perfect: the SIMD often misses poor families who live in private rental accommodation within less deprived areas, for example, and eligibility for Free School Meals and Clothing Grants misses poor families who do not access the benefits to which they are entitled.
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Open Research Survey Report 2017

Open Research Survey Report 2017

As show in the Policy Awareness section, researchers are Birkbeck often do not have Data Management Plans for their research. In this comparisons section, we wanted to find if this is common across the sector. To achieve this, we took the results of our survey and compared them to the results of similar questions asked in the Jisc 2016 study of multiple institutions, and the 2014 Sheffield survey.

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Tecogen Inc. (TGEN) Company Report August 26, 2017

Tecogen Inc. (TGEN) Company Report August 26, 2017

This Company Report may contain certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including without limitation, statements related to the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations, intentions and adequacy of resources. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including without limitation the following: (i) the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Company; (ii) the Company’s plans and results of operations will be affected by the Company’s ability to manage its growth, and (iii) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Company’s public filings.
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Investing in children s services Outline

Investing in children s services Outline

What In practice Actors involved Responsibility Ensuring outcomes Main purpose: Protect small children from harm Educational/ Psychological support for parents, especially in [r]

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1. CHILDREN S PRIVACY

1. CHILDREN S PRIVACY

LL uses Your Contact Data to send You information about LL and IM’s products and services, and to contact You when necessary in connection with the Services. LL uses Your Financial Data to verify Your qualifications for certain Services and, when necessary, to bill You. LL uses Your Business Information to file corporate documents. LL uses Your Demographic Data to customize and tailor Your experience on the Website. As with Traffic Data and information gathered using Cookies, from time to time LL may release Demographic Data in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Website.
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Ambulance Services: Market Research Report

Ambulance Services: Market Research Report

Table 28. European Historic Review for Ambulance Services by Geographic Region/ Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) Table 29. European 14-Year Perspective for Ambulance Services by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

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CHC30712 Certificate III in Children s Services

CHC30712 Certificate III in Children s Services

 HLTHIR403C – Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers (20 nominal hours) (This unit deals with the cultural awareness required for effective communication and cooperation with persons of diverse cultures. Work will be within a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures with some accountability for the quality of outcomes. The workplace context may be: specific community; community or regional service; department of a large institution or organisation; specialised service or organisation. Application of this unit should be contextualised to reflect any requirements, issues and practices specific to each workplace. This unit contains employability skills.) 1. Reflect cultural awareness in work practice
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Children and young people's participation in organised sport : omnibus survey

Children and young people's participation in organised sport : omnibus survey

Among all children aged 5 -16 in years Reception to 11 who attended school or college on all five days in the week prior to being interviewed, just under three in five (56%) reported participating in two hours or more of organised sport during the school day. Two in five respondents (40%) reported participating in some organised sport but did not do two hours’ worth; but 91% did at least an hour’s worth of organised sport. Fewer than one in five managed to fit in three hours or more (18%). Just four per cent reported not participating in any organised sport during the school day at all.
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