Including training for social educators / social pedagogues / residential care staff, tombstoning, Ofsted, shaken babies, approved school scandals, therapeutic music, Siblings Together, educational apps, naming ceremonies, and ‘research’
A reflective diary of a visit to learn about social pedagogy in practice
How children need to take risks to be safe
Restoring broken relationships
Training, pay, working hours, risk and health and safety all affect good residential care.
Described by the author as the disjointed rantings of a grumpy old git
A mixture of news items, events, comments and whimsies, including creature discomforts, childminding registration charges, listening, a contentious Bill, school size, data base size, and risk-taking. Creature Discomforts If there are Oscars to be awarded to charity advertising, one needs to go to Leonard Cheshire Disability for their partnership with Aardman animations in producing the … Read more
Then A hundred years ago, when I was very young, my Mother always said the same things when I went out to play, “Don’t go anywhere other than where you said you are going”; “Don’t do anything you shouldn’t” and “Enjoy yourself”, in that order. I knew what time to come back. I knew what … Read more