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‘County-lines gangs fuelling’ child slavery rise

There has been an eightfold increase in the number of child victims of modern slavery referred by local councils in England for support. National Crime Agency figures reveal the number of children earmarked for help grew from 127 in 2014 to 1,152...

Early years inequality gap grows

Early years development has continued to improve, but the gap between the lowest achievers and their peers is still growing, government figures show. The attainment gap has increased in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Picture: Lucie Carlier The...

It’s A No-Money Day by Kate Milner

Wow. This book has completely floored me. It’s an emotional, sensitive, heart-rending but, in its own way, beautiful book. Of course, it’s always difficult to use a word like ‘beautiful’ about a book that is about the grinding, terrible nature of...