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PICA

PICA is the eating of non-edible, non-nutritious items such as stones, plastic, wood etc. It is more common in children on the Autism Spectrum, children with a learning disability and…...

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Blocked Care

What is Blocked Care and how do I know if I have it? I recently wrote about why, as a therapist, we often prioritise work with parents over working directly…...

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Adoption Support Fund: Important Update

From 1st April 2016 the eligibility criteria for who can access the Adoption Support Fund has been extended to include: young people who are cared for under special guardianship orders…...

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Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) (FREE ACCESS)

What is Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)? FAS comes under the banner of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), which is a broad spectrum of completely preventable intellectual and developmental deficits in…

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Sexualised Behaviour

Sexualised behaviour in fostered and adopted children is very common but it is an incredibly difficult subject for adults to think and talk about openly. As a result we often…...

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Brain Development

Most of us assume that human brains are fixed in their growth by the time of birth. We all expect that brains grow and absorb more information as children grow;…...

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