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200200 2002

Future citizens CD-ROM

Type: Teaching resources, DVD, videos and CDs

An interactive CD-ROM featuring activites, worksheets and teacher's notes.
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£35.00
200600 2006

Inclusive Education in primary schools - supporting children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

by Karen Knamiller and Mary Duffy

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources, DVD, videos and CDs

This pack offers a holistic approach to supporting inclusive education and explores ways of working with children, parents/carers, teachers and volunteer befrienders.
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£85.00
 

Module 1: Using research evidence in practice: an introduction - Trainer's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

All you need to run your own training on this module. The module contains session plans, learning outcomes, group activities and a CD of handouts and slides.
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£22.00
200600 2006

Module 1: Using research evidence in practice: an introduction - Learner's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

This module of The Evidence Guide covers areas including: - what we mean by research evidence and why we need to use it - identifying the factors that affect practitioner decision making and the role of research - why not all evidence is equal and challenging claims to authority - appraising the obstacles/enablers to using research in practice - make sense of research jargon.
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£12.00
 

Module 2: Locating research evidence in five steps - Trainer's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

All you need to run your own training on this module. The module pack includes session plans, learning outcomes, group activities and a CD of handouts and slides.
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£22.00
 

Module 2: Locating research evidence in five steps - Learner's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

This module of The Evidence Guide covers areas including - how to formulate a search question and strategy on a specific practice issue - identifying key search terms and making the search sufficiently broad/narrow - looking for research using the internet and online resources - using gateways and databases to find research - how to get full copies of research papers.
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£12.00
 

Module 3: Appraising and reviewing research evidence - Trainer's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

All you need to run your own training on this module. The module pack includes session plans, learning outcomes, group activities and a CD of handouts and slides.
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£22.00
 

Module 3: Appraising and reviewing research evidence - Learner's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

This module of The Evidence Guide covers areas including: - research design understanding quantitative and qualitative methods - the different types of questions that quantitative and qualitative research can answer - a gentle guide to statistics and qualitative research methods - the importance of critical appraisal, tried and tested critical thinking tools provided.
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£12.00
 

Module 4: Adapting and applying evidence: issues for individual practitioners and organisations - Trainer's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

This module of The Evidence Guide covers areas including: - the evaluation cycle - what are trying to achieve - outcome or output knowing the difference and measuring them - selecting indicators and identifying sources of evidence - what and when planning your evaluation - how methods and tools for collecting and recording data - analysing and presenting evaluation data - reflecting on practice, learning from and sharing the findings.
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£22.00
 

Module 4: Adapting and applying evidence: issues for individual practitioners and organisations - Learner's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

This module of The Evidence Guide covers areas including: - practical paths to becoming an evidence-based organisation - identifying obstacles to acting on evidence - increasing access to evidence for practitioners, team managers and project leaders - presenting evidence to achieve change and developing dissemination plans - predicting and responding to resistance.
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£12.00
 

Module 5: Outcome-focused evaluation - Trainer's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

All you need to run your own training on this module. The module pack includes session plans, learning outcomes, group activities and a CD of handouts and slides.
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£25.00
 

Module 5: Outcome-focused evaluation - Learner's pack

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

This module of The Evidence Guide covers areas including: - the evaluation cycle - what are trying to achieve - outcome or output knowing the difference and measuring them - selecting indicators and identifying sources of evidence - what and when planning your evaluation - how methods and tools for collecting and recording data - analysing and presenting evaluation data - reflecting on practice, learning from and sharing the findings
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£15.00
 

The Evidence Guide - the complete five modules

by Sarah Frost

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

Helps social care professionals find, judge and apply research evidence in practice. This easy to use modular resource is perfect for anyone - from commisioning managers to social work students - wanting to know how to make better use of research evidence in practice and service development.
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£140.00
200700 2007

Aiming for High

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources, DVD, videos and CDs

Replace fear with fun and help children prepare for the move to high school. This big box pack is full of games, activities and an animated film (DVD) to help deal with children's anxieties.
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£150.00
 

Offside Workbook with DVD

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources, DVD, videos and CDs

This film and workbook explore appropriate teenage relationships and challenge sexual beliefs that can be associated with harmful sexual behaviour.
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£63.75
 

About self-harm

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

This concise booklet explains why young people self-harm, dispels some common myths and provides information about accessing help and support.
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Free
200200 2002

Interchange 78 - Transitions in the lives of children and young people: resilience factors

Type: Policy and research documents

A report describing effective strategies in health, education and social work for helping children to cope with periods of transition and change by promoting resilience.
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Free
200600 2006

Raising awareness and promoting positive mental health and well-being among young people - The role of peer support

by Sharon Vincent, Susie Warden and Mary Duffy

Type: Policy and research documents

The report presents the findings of a research study which explored young people's views and experiences of peer support.
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Free
201000 2010

Not present and not correct: Understanding and preventing school exclusions

by Jane Evans

Type: Policy and research documents

Not present and not correct draws on Barnardo's experience of working with young people at risk of exclusion to present an in-depth, costed study of four models of early intervention and alternative provision which support young people to continue learning and manage their behaviour for the long term.
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Free
201000 2010

Unlocking the gates: Giving disadvantaged children a fairer deal in school admissions

by Barnardo's Policy and Research Unit

Type: Policy and research documents

This report, tackles the issue of fair admissions to secondary schools in England.
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Free
201000 2010

Not the End of the Story: supporting teenage mothers back into education

by Jane Evans with Martha Slowley

Type: Policy and research documents

This report shows that, while pregnancy presents real challenges for very young mothers, it should not mean the end of education or abandonment of ambitions for the future.
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Free
200700 2007

Young people's experiences of, and solutions to, identity related bullying: Research report

by Vikki Butler

Type: Policy and research documents

This research, involving 77 young people, examines young people¿s experiences of bullying- not just those who are bullied, but also young people who bully and young people who witness bullying in day to day life.
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Free
200700 2007

Staying on - briefing paper and DVD

by Anne Pinney and Alison Worsley

Type: Policy and research documents

This briefing asks young people's views on the Government's plans to make young people stay on in education or training until they are 18.
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Free
200400 2004

Food poverty in the school holidays

by Owen Gill and Neera Sharma

Type: Policy and research documents

Looking at the issues facing parents on income support during the school holidays, this report focuses particularly on the impact of the weeks with no free school meals.
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Free
200500 2005

Evaluation of Wiltshire school start service - work in progress

by Rachel Dowling

Type: Policy and research documents

An evaluation of the programme of work carried out at home, pre-school and in school settings with children and their families.
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Free
 

School's out, or is it?

by Anne Pinney and Alison Worsley

Type: Policy and research documents, Campaign documents

This briefing is based on research with 30 young people aged 13-18 years, in three Barnardo's alternative education and training services in the North East - Palmersville Training, The Base and B76.
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Free
 

Barnardo's Eggciting Challenge (Primary School - Key Stages 1 and 2)

Type: Teaching resources

This fun activity gives children the chance to decorate a hard boiled egg. Their challenge is to look after it for a week.
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Free
 

Barnardo's Big Bean Challenge (Primary School - Key Stages 1 and 2)

Type: Teaching resources

This practical activity challenges children to plant and care for their own runner bean and watch it grow into a beanstalk.
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Free
 

Barnardo's Big Bounce (Primary School - Key Stages 1 and 2)

Type: Teaching resources

This entertaining activity challenges children to bounce as many times as they can, using different types of bouncing. Children will understand the importance of daily exercise whilst also learning about the physical effects on the body.
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Free
 

Barnardo's Care and Share Challenge (Primary School - Key Stages 1 and 2)

Type: Teaching resources

Take up the Care and Share Challenge for a fun take on friends and friendships, and you could be helping fund Barnardo's work with children seriously affected by bullying.
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Free
 

Barnardo's Big Bauble Challenge (Primary School - Key Stages 1 and 2)

Type: Teaching resources

Design a bauble for your class Christmas tree or wall, make a wish that will help make a child's life better, and raise money to help make your wish come true.
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Free
 

Year 7 Lesson plan 1 - Discover Barnardo's and the charity sector

Type: Teaching resources

Here children will gain an understanding of the charity sector as a whole, Barnardo¿s development over the ages and the plight of vulnerable children in the UK.
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Free
 

Year 7 lesson plan 3 - Understanding Barnardo's Communication with the Public (Part Two)

Type: Teaching resources

Building on the previous lessons work pupils will be asked to compare the effectiveness of different posters.
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Free
 

Year 7 lesson plan 4 - Create your Own Poster for Barnardo's

Type: Teaching resources

Pupils will use their media analysis skills to make their own poster for Barnardo's.
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Free
200600 2006

Protecting self and keeping safe

by Mel Foley

Type: Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

WINNER - Children & Young People's Services "Stay Safe Award" 2006. A pack of materials for social workers, teachers & youth leaders to use in delivering effective education on sexual exploitation.
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£45.00
201109 Sep 2011

Tough love, not get tough: Responsive approaches to improving behaviour in schools

by Jane Evans

Type: Policy and research documents

This briefing shows that schools which succeed in engaging children and improving behaviour for the long term respond to their pupils' needs by offering an authoritative approach to discipline which addresses the underlying causes of bad behaviour, which often lie in problems at home.
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Free
201009 Sep 2010

Looked after children with additional support needs in Scotland

by Jessica Cundy and Mary Duffy

Type: Policy and research documents

This research was commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland to develop a fuller understanding of the issues facing looked after children with additional support needs, and the systems and processes that provide them with additional support for learning.
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Free
201202 Feb 2012

Staying the course

by Policy, Research & Media

Type: Policy and research documents

Staying the Course takes a close, initial look at the new 16-19 Bursary Fund for England and its impact on disadvantaged 16 to 19-year-olds in education and training.
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Free
201209 Sep 2012

Mind the Gap: Ensuring All Disadvantaged Children Benefit from the Pupil Premium

Type: Policy and research documents

New Barnardo's research out today finds that the Government's pupil premium funding - introduced last year to improve the education outcomes of the country's poorest children - does not adequately support all disadvantaged children through their education.
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Free
201304 Apr 2013

Children affected by the imprisonment of a family member: A handbook for schools developing good practice

by Owen Gill and Julia Morgan

Type: Teaching resources

The handbook is a practical resource to help schools support the children of prisoners. It covers the main research and gives examples of good practice. It provides checklists that schools can use to ensure they are doing everything possible to support this very vulnerable group. It also includes an A3 poster for display which emphasises that the school supports children of prisoners.
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£10.00
201106 Jun 2011

Experiences of illegal school exclusions in Wales: a qualitative study

by Victoria Butler

Type: Policy and research documents

An examination of illegal school exclusions: the reasons for illegal exclusions, the impacts on the child and their families and detailed recommendations to avoid illegal exclusions.
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Free
199001 Jan 1990

Play Safe

by Rosemary Pickering and Anne Wilson

Safety finger rhymes for groups of children 2-6 years
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Free
201409 Sep 2014

The Way Forward: a report for care leavers

by Natasha Slater

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals, Campaign documents

Our new report 'The way forward' shows research that Barnardo's has conducted with young people leaving care that we work with. This report shows what is important to them.
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Free
201509 Sep 2015

How much do you know about Generation 'Selfie'?

by Barnardo's in partnership with Ipsos MORI

Type: Policy and research documents

This report is based on research conducted by Ipsos MORI into the views and concerns of young people, with a focus on those from the most disadvantaged background.
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Free
201511 Nov 2015

Bringing Five to Thrive Alive: two approaches to implementing Five to Thrive within Barnardo's

by Bridget Pettitt

Type: Policy and research documents, Tools for professionals, Teaching resources

Five to Thrive, developed by Kate Cairns Associates, is a flexible approach that offers learning for practitioners and parents. It is designed to enhance awareness of the central ingredients for healthy brain development in babies, with five key activities - Respond, Cuddle, Relax, Play, Talk - described as the 'building blocks for a healthy brain.'
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Free
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