UK Observatory for the Promotion of Non-Violence - Working with Children and Young People


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Actionwork Tie Tours is an international theatre and training company providing shows and workshops to explore many issues including bullying, racism and violence
Anti-Bullying Alliance is part of the National Children's Bureau. The ABA brings together more than 60 national organisations to reduce bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.
Anti-Bullying Centre The function of this website is to provide an understanding of bullying that is based on scientific evidence to better place individuals to prevent and counter bullying behaviour
Anti Bullying Network The Scottish Executive has established the Network so that teachers, parents and young people can share ideas about how bullying should be addressed
Antidote Set up in 1997, Antidote's aim is to work for the vision of an emotionally literate society where the facility to handle the complexities of emotional life is as widespread as the capacity to read, write and do arithmetic
Beat Bullying BB is a national charity working across the UK with young people in the presence of their guardians/teachers/youth workers/parents to discuss, debate, and exchange best practice and information to formulate model anti-bullying strategies
Behaviour UK Useful articles on behaviour
Britkid A website about race, racism and life - as seen through the eyes of the Britkids. Would you like to.hang out with a Britkid, or go into town?
Bullyfreeworld A website that provides information about bullying behaviour, giving examples of strategies that can be applied by individuals and institutions to reduce its harmful effects. Also provides training for the promotion of anti-bullying policies and strategies in schools and institutions
Caspari Foundation Therapeutic work with children in schools
Cambridgeshire County Council Schools and colleges within Cambridgeshire aim to create an environment in which all children can feel safe, secure and happy. This site provides a resource for young people, and information for schools and parents.
Canadian Network on School Violence Prevention The Canadian Network on School Violence Prevention was established in response to the urgent need of education practitioners to address issues of violence. The Canadian Network provides a forum for those who strive to help students pursue their education in a safe and nurturing environment.
Changing Minds Changing Minds is an anti-stigma campaign trying to encourage everyone to stop and think about their own behaviour and attitudes in relation to mental illness. People suffering from mental health disorders often attract fear, hostility and disapproval rather than compassion, support and understanding. Materials and resources to help reduce stigma are available on this website
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services National website for CAMHS
Coastkid A website developed with The Brighton and Hove Anti-Bullying Project
Counselling Directory This site's purpose is to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help.
CRESST Sheffield based charity that works with children and young people delivering conflict resolution education and developing peer mediation schemes.
CRNME is committed to the study of the education of nurses, midwives, associated professional colleagues and their educators and a broad range of related areas. Our approach is to devise research strategies which are appropriate to the questions and which also capture the perspectives of all stakeholders, whether they are health care professional, students, or service users.
DCSF - Safe To Learn - Embedding Anti-Bullying Work in Schools Provides guidance on how schools should tackle bullying in general and how schools can respond to the different kinds of bullying, such as cyberbullying, homophobic bullying and racist bullying.
Drug Watch features comprehensive information about medications, drug interactions, and warns about drug side effects. Along with drug safety we hope to educate about suicide prevention by warning against drugs that result in severe depression. One such medication is Accutane, for more information about its risks visit our accutane lawsuit page.
ESRC Seminar Series: Restorative Approaches to Conflict in Schools October 2009-July 2011 This series of seminars, funded by the ESRC and co-ordinated by Dr Hilary Cremin, University of Cambridge; Dr Gillean McCluskey, Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh University; Dr Edward Sellman, School of Education, Nottingham University, examines inter-disciplinary perspectives on restorative approaches to reducing conflict in schools, exploring theory and practice from cross-national and international settings. All the presentations are available on this site.
European Network for Social and Emotional Competence (ENSEC) ENSEC is devoted to the development and promotion of evidence-based practice in relation to socio-emotional competence and resilience amongst school students in Europe. Information on forthcoming conferences is available on this site.
Healthcare Practice and Well-being Research, University of Surrey Improving outcomes for patients is at the heart of our research. Our multi-disciplinary approach draws together expertise from across the University of Surrey and our NHS and other academic partners, in nursing and the allied health professions, clinical and bio sciences, health economics, sociology, health psychology, telecare and applied ethics.
International Observatory of Violence in Schools The International Observatory of Violence in Schools is a laboratory for research into the phenomna of school and urban violence. It is attached to the Educational Sciences Department of the Victor Segalen University of Bordeaux in France.
Law and Parents Law and Parents was formed to offer a unique reference point on the law, explaining your rights and your responsibilites as a parent.
Leap Confronting Conflict Leap Confronting Conflict is a national voluntary youth organisation and registered charity providing opportunities, regionally and nationally, for young people and adults to explore creative approaches to conflicts in their lives. This site provides information about young people's programmes, specialist courses for adults and publications
Mediation in Poland The Pracownia Dialogu Foundation was established by Monika and Janusz Kazmierczak, both of them mediators.
Mencap - Don't Stick it, Stop it! A campaign inspired by and also designed by children with a learning disability. Children and young people with a disability get bullied everywhere … Mencap want to stop it. Mencap knows that 8 out of 10 children with a learning disability are bullied on the street, in the park and at school.
The Mental Health Foundation The most comprehensive website on mental health (and mental illness) in the UK. The site offers the latest news and events on mental health issues, as well as information on problems, treatments and strategies for living with mental distress
The National Association for Special Educational Needs The NASEN is the leading organisation in the UK which aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of those with special educational needs
National Children's Bureau (NCB) The NCB promotes the interests and well-being of all children and young people across every aspect of their lives. The NCB advocates the participation of children and young people in all matters affecting them.
National Foundation for Educational Research The overall mission of NFER is to contribute to improving education and training nationally and internationally by undertaking research, development and dissemination activities and by providing information services
New Directions in Behaviour Support NDBS offers networking opportunities for those working to support young people, teachers, and parents in responding to difficult and challenging behaviour
Nurture Group Network
OFSTED: Effective Action in Secondary Schools Since September 1999 schools must have anti-bullying policies and procedures in place and local education authorities must ensure that their schools comply with these. This survey based on visits by Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMI) to LEAs and schools in 2001/02 focuses on strategies to reduce the incidence of bullying, to support victims and deal with perpetrators
OFSTED: Children on Bullying Children and young people living away from home or using social care services were invited to talk about their experiences of bullying. The report gives children's views on what bullying is and what to do about it. There are both worrying messages and hopeful signs among the varied responses.
One More Time! This site demonstrates an anti-bullying song written by Brian Beresford, a Primary School head teacher and musician. Its message has sensitive, thought-provoking material that can stimulate discussion, questions and appropriate actions and activities.
Opening Minds this website cites a new approach to education that challenges the National Curriculum and offers young people the opportunity to develop skills and competencies that they will need to survive and succeed in their future world including competences for learning, for managing information, for relating to others, for managing situations and for citizenship
Parents and Carers The Calderdale Parent & Carers Council are parents working together to create change so all our children and young people can learn, make friends and have a voice and be part of ordinary school and community life.
PeerLink PeerLink is a national peer mediation and youth conflict resolution project from Leap Confronting Conflict which is steered and delivered by young people.
Peer Support Networker The sister site of the UK Observatory, this web-based magazine aims to disseminate the most recent research and practice in the field of peer support.
Peersupportworks This site gives information on peer support for schools, educational institutions and workplaces for people of all ages are who require training in anti-bullying, peer support, mediation and assertiveness
Quality Circle Time Developed by Jenny Mosley over the past 15 years as a whole-school approach to enhancing self-esteem and positive behaviour and relationships within the school community this site offers information on how circle time can help your school
Review of Primary Education in England Website of Primary Review
Samaritans Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide
SEBDA Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association - For over fifty years, this multi-professional Association (Charity Number 258730) has represented the 'behaviour', disaffection and mental health difficulties field at regional and national level, contributing to government consultations and to research initiatives.
Scottish Schools Ethos Network The SSEN aims to promote the importance of developing a positive school ethos. A positive school ethos has been identified in may school improvement studies as being fundamental to raising achievement and is linked to the development of anti-bullying, peer support and other whole-school strategies
Schools Out Providing an informal support network for those raising the issue of homophobia and heterosexism in education, campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transperson issues as they affect education.
Second Step a Violence Prevention Curriculum The Second Step programme offers a violence prevention curriculum that is designed to give children and young people the opportunity to practice pro-social skills that predict stronger academic performance and school success
Soroptimist - Soroptimist is an international volunteer service organisation for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.
Teachernet Since September 1999, schools have had specific duties to address bullying, and must have anti-bullying policies and procedures in place. This site includes information on lesson and competition ideas, resources and articles, advice and practical recommendations, and Anti-Bullying Conferences
Teacher Training Agency The aim of the TTA is to pursue continuous improvement in recruitment, in the quality of initial teacher training and in the quality of induction to teaching. In particular, the TTA seeks to support the drive to raise educational standards further
The Times Educational Supplement The world's leading education newspaper
TMR Network Project: Nature and prevention of bullying This website provides details of the project, funded under the TMR initiative of the European Commission, entitled Nature and Prevention of Bullying: The causes and nature of bullying and social exclusion in schools, and ways of preventing them
Transforming Conflict is an organisation that offers training, consultancy and support in educational settings for people seeking to enhance their skills in building a sense of community, fostering a spririt of inclusion and dealing creatively with challenging situations. Our work is underpinned by the philosophy of Restorative Justice, which stresses the importance of relationships above rules and the value of dialogue in healing the damage done to relationships by inappropriate behaviour.
VISTA Project: Violence in Schools Training Action VISTA is a training resource that addresses the issue of school violence through a whole-school approach. The VISTA materials are aimed at educators, non-teaching staff, policy-makers and parents.
Workplace Bullying By providing your people with CARM training, you are offering them an opportunity to develop skills and techniques that could save not only themselves in workplace situations, but also their friends and loved ones at the ball game, or shopping mall, or just waiting in line for gas.
Worldwide Alternatives to Violence (WAVE) WAVE Trust is an international charity dedicated to advancing public awareness of the root causes of violence, and the means to prevent and reduce violence in society
WomanKind - WomanKind Worldwide is a UK charity dedicated to working internationally to raise the status of women. In 2003, they were given funding to use their international experience to in the development of an educational programme to reduce violence against women, through working with secondary school students in the UK.
Youth Light For nearly 10 years YouthLight Inc. has been developing and providing useful educational materials to help counselors, other educators, mental health professionals, and parents maximize their effectiveness with youth.
Young Minds The charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people
Youth Work Now An informative website for everyone working with young people.
Young Voice A charity that aims to act as an intermediary in projects that need to gather the opinions of young people addressing topics such as bullying, suicide, stress, depression, racism, drug misuse and divorce
Updated: 26-Apr-2011

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