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Research on Secondary Traumatic Stress

Professionals caring for traumatised individuals are considered at risk of developing Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) and is considered the ‘cost of caring’. STS has similar symptoms to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and physical symptoms include headaches, sickness and fainting spells which coincide with psychological and emotional symptoms of anger, interrupted sleep, and anxiety. More […]

Guidance for maintained schools and academies in England on provision for transgender pupils

We have supported the development of guidance for schools which has been jointly produced by a number of national education associations. This briefing was provided to aid members pending the anticipated publication of guidance by the Department for Education (DfE). On the 19th December 2023, the DfE released a consultation on draft non-statutory guidance on gender-questioning children. We […]