Concern over children’s care providers’ ‘debt-fuelled’ £215m profit

The six largest children’s social care providers in England made £215m in profit last year, as councils face mounting costs to support vulnerable children and families, a new report shows. The Local Government...

Austerity blamed for life expectancy stalling for first time in century

Life expectancy has stalled for the first time in more than 100 years and even reversed for the most deprived women in society, according to a landmark review which shows the gap in health inequalities is...

Children in custody

HM Inspectorate of Prisons has published an analysis of 12- to 18-year-olds’ perceptions of their experiences in custody in England and Wales. Findings from responses to a questionnaire by children detained in...

Category - Marginalised & Excluded

County lines 

The EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) and Europol have published their 2019 report on the EU drugs market, highlighting the exploitation of young people by county lines drug trafficking gangs in the UK. Read the report: Drugs markets report 2019 Read the...

Homelessness 

Shelter has published a report looking at levels of homelessness in Britain. Findings include: an estimated 135,000 children in Britain are homeless and living in temporary accommodation, and the number of children in Britain that are homeless and...