‘Nearly half’ of UK children in poverty by 2021, UN expert warns

Nearly one in two of the UK’s children will be living in poverty by 2021 if the government remains in denial about the impact of cuts, predicts a United Nations report published today. In his damning...

Who are they? Where are they?

Children locked up At any given time almost fifteen hundred children in England are ‘locked up’ in secure children’s homes, secure training centre, young offenders institutions, mental health wards and other...

Adopted children perform better in school than looked-after peers

Adopted children performed better at GCSE level across all attainment measures than their looked-after peers, latest statistics published by the government show. The DfE data reveals adopted children have an...

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Are we turning back the clock on LGBTQ+ rights?

Recent events in Birmingham and Manchester are a stark reminder that in 2019 same-sex relationships are still highly contested among some people. I was born in 1975 and there has been a seismic shift in attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people in my lifetime...

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Home Ground by Alan Gibbons

Sam fervently believes that his football team, West Park Celtic can start winning games, but it seems doomed to be stuck at the bottom of the league unless the players can get their act together. Their manager is always encouragingly upbeat but he...

The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

Young people have recently been in the forefront of campaigns raising alarm about the perils of climate change and environmental destruction. What better way to spread these serious concerns to even more people than through a well told story based...

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Who are they? Where are they?

Children locked up At any given time almost fifteen hundred children in England are ‘locked up’ in secure children’s homes, secure training centre, young offenders institutions, mental health wards and other residential placements, either for their...

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