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Safeguarding code of practice: out-of-school settings

The Department for Education is consulting on the development of a draft voluntary safeguarding code of practice for out-of-school settings (OOSS), as well as guidance for parents on key questions they may wish to consider when choosing an out-of...

Young people’s alcohol and drug use

Public Health England has released statistics on alcohol and drug treatment in England for young people under 18-years-old in 2017/18. Information on young people’s mental health needs were included for the first time this year. Key statistics...

Children’s loneliness

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published its inaugural report on children’s loneliness in England and Great Britain. Analysis is drawn from interviews with children and young people, the Community Life Survey 2016/17 and the Good...

Spending on children’s centres falls by £110m

Spending on children’s centres has fallen by £110m over the last financial year, a drop of more than 14 per cent, government figures have revealed. A consultation on the future of Sure Start children’s centres was announced in 2015 but...