Pioneering Essex County Council Therapeutic Fostering Scheme

“Life-changing” year for first placements on pioneering Essex County Council Therapeutic Fostering Scheme Families across Essex are celebrating the anniversary of their first placements under Essex County Council’s Therapeutic Fostering scheme, which launched in 2016. Therapeutic foster carers work as part of a team of professionals to support children who have previously suffered from trauma or neglect, by providing long-term placements within their own homes. Alison, … Read more

New TV series from STUDIO GHIBLI: Ronja the Robber’s Daughter


ON DVD AND BLU-RAY 4th DECEMBER 2017 STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated first-ever TV series from Studio Ghibli, RONJA: THE ROBBER’S DAUGHTER, will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on 4th December 2017. You can pre-order now: From Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away) and based on the beloved novel by acclaimed writer Astrid Lindgren (Pippi Longstocking), comes this epic 26-part story … Read more


  Children’s Hospices Across Scotland is improving delivery of and access to palliative care through its work in hospitals and communities and the approach should be extended across Scotland, states an independent report published on 22 November 2017 by Children in Scotland. CHAS is Scotland’s national children’s hospice service and since 2014 has employed three … Read more

New book aims to improve children’s motivation and achievement

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have produced a new children’s book that uses innovative research to raise pupils’ motivation and achievement. ‘My Hero’ is the seventh in a series of beautifully illustrated books, which help children to manage and change their emotions so they can learn from mistakes and not to fear them. They are designed for … Read more

Nurture In Practice – Oxford Mini Meet

Welcome to Oxford’s first Nurture Group Network Mini Meet! Here we we will explore topics in depth, discuss real life case studies that practitioners are experiencing, and do our best to provide answers to questions or issues you are experiencing in your setting. In addition to this, we will keep you up to date on current research, keep you informed … Read more

Level 3 Diploma in Social Pedagogy

Jacaranda are very pleased to announce the first open qualification courses for the Ofqual regulated Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Social Pedagogy. Two courses will run in 2018, one in Preston from March (run by our colleagues at ThemPra) and one in Surrey from January (run by Jacaranda). Details of the January course can be … Read more

SCHOOL LIFE – In UK cinemas 13th October

  A Film by Neasa Ní Chianáin & David Rane “Irresistibly charming.” Huffington Post “It’s not hard to be moved. A gentle but keen-eyed documentary” Guy Lodge, Variety “A DELIGHTFUL CROWD-PLEASER. An irresistibly admiring portrait.” Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter “School Life is as charming, intimate and warm-hearted an observational documentary as you’d ever want to … Read more

Kids’ Christmas Tale Fights Back Against the UK’s “Santa Claus Ban”

Clare Allison’s ‘Yule Be Sorry: An unconventional Christmas tale’, written for children aged nine and over, fuses a heart-warming new festive story with adventure, villains and even a humorous political undertone. The evil Mrs Highbourne sends her timid young assistant on a dangerous journey to deliver a letter.  Santa is banned from Britain.  People organise … Read more

Art Therapy for Grenfell Tower Child Victims

Four weeks after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the BBC reveals that the Scottish based art therapy charity, The Teapot Trust is assisting traumatised children and teenagers. Art psychotherapist, Susan Rudnik, has worked for the Teapot Trust since 2016 typically supporting children with chronic illness and psychological trauma at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Susan Rudnik also lives close to the … Read more