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Communication And Respect for people with Dementia: Student learning (CARDS)

CARDS is an innovative educational programme for pre-qualifying health and social care students. It is aimed at improving the education and training of health and social care students to work effectively with people with dementia, through theoretical components and an opportunity to interact with people with dementia in a care home.

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TODDLER PROJECT – ensuring quality for all toddlers

A recent EU-funded project brought together experienced teacher trainers from nine European countries, including Helen Sutherland, senior lecturer in the School of Education, to examine and develop different approaches to toddlers’ learning.

Ray Jones

Accountability and blame in social work – The Story of Baby P

Author Dr Ray Jones spent years researching the case for his book, ‘The Story of Baby P; Setting the Record Straight’, examining the way the case was told to the public and how the media became focused on the social workers; its threatening consequences for those who work to protect children; and its considerable impact on the child protection system in England.