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Every Child Matters

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Introduction

Every Child Matters 5 Outcomes; Stay Safe - make sure they're not being put at risk by anybody. Make sure that they know how to keep safe outside of school and their home. Stay Healthy - Make sure they have access to a balanced diet and exercise activities. Enjoy & Achieve - Make sure they feel comfortable and happy and they're not being abused. Give them confidence. Make a Positive Contribution - Help them with community support. They should make positive contributions in lessons and in society. Voluntary work or getting a job. Achieve Economic Well-Being - Help them with poverty issues, such as helping them with uniform if they cant afford it. Every Child matters is a UK government initiative that begun in 2003, partly because of Victoria Climbe's death. Every Child Matters covers children and young adults from birth to the age of 19 or the age of 24 for those with disabilities. ...read more.

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Individual children and young people are consulted and listened to when key decisions affecting their future are made. Children and young people are consulted and listened to when key decisions are made about local provision, particularly focusing on what they most enjoy. Children and young people are encouraged to participate in the planning and management of services and activities. Children and young people are encouraged to take part in and to initiate voluntary activities to support the community and environment. Children and young people are helped to acquire the knowledge and understanding to become informed and responsible citizens. Measures are in place to identify children and young people at risk from anti-social behaviour. There is a range of activities to deter children and young people from anti-social behaviour. Agencies co-operate to reduce anti-social behaviour in local trouble spots. Children and young people who have offended or are at risk of offending are provided with a range of activities and support to assist them in leading lawabiding and constructive lives and to raise their self-esteem. ...read more.

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Children and young people with learning difficulties and /or disabilities and schools are properly prepared and supported for transition to the next phase of education. Young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities receive impartial advice and guidance on educational, training, and employment opportunities post-16. Extended day care and respite care are available to support children and young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and their families. Outcomes and impacts: * Good relationships demonstrating mutual respect and tolerance throughout the school community. * Supportive structures throughout the school which pupils are aware of and use to * reduce conflict. * Structures in place to sign post parents and pupils to appropriate support. * Supportive structures throughout the school which pupils are aware of and use to reduce conflict. * Effective transition arrangements known to pupils and parents particularly in joining and leaving school. * Structures in place to sign post parents and pupils to appropriate support. * Supportive structures throughout the school which pupils are aware of and use to * reduce conflict. ...read more.

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