More training to identify and support victims of human trafficking

The Home Office has announced that youth workers and social workers are among those professionals who will soon benefit from training to identify and help victims of human trafficking.View the news release on the Home Office website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/media-centre/news/training-human-trafficking

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Two new databases

Two new databases have been added to NTU Library’s collection.

PsycTESTS (one of EBSCO’s psychology databases) contains psychological tests and measures, including thousands of actual test instruments and test items that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching. 

JISC MediaHub is a multimedia platform offering digital image, video and audio collections tailored for educational use. The platform offers access to free-at-the-point-of-use images, video and audio content licensed for educational and research.

Both databases are accessible on and off campus, through Library OneSearch.

Independent riot motivation findings published

A Cabinet Office report examines what motivated young people involved in the August riots earlier this year.  The full report can be downloaded from http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/news/independent-riot-motivation-findings-published

Press release on tackling commercialisation and sexualisation of children

“Prime Minister welcomes progress on tackling commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood but says more must be done” [taken from the website].  See the Department for Education website for the full press release and the Bailey report which instigated this.

Reith Lectures on BBC iPlayer

The BBC has made its archive of Reith Lectures, going back to 1948, available on BBC iPlayer.  Recordings and transcripts can be downloaded from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/the-reith-lectures/archive/ .

At the time of writing there’s no option to perform a subject search but the lectures are listed by decade.

Twitter feeds added

I’ve added a link to tweets from organisations such as the Howard League to my blog.  This list will grow over the next few days, so any suggestions for additions you’d like (work-related of course) will be well received.  Ideally I would have liked to have the tweets automatically displayed but WordPress strips out some of the code (apparently for security reasons) so, after much blood, sweat and tears, this seemed the best way forward.

Thanks go to Jane Challinor and Matthew Gough for suggesting this development.

Department for Education on YouTube

Have a look at this at http://www.youtube.com/user/educationgovuk.  There’s a clip of the launch of the Bailey report (see below post).