Howard League calls for end to remanding unsentenced children in custody

The Howard League for Penal Reform says most children in the youth custody estate are being held in prolonged solitary confinement because of severe restrictions imposed in response to the pandemic and has...

Girls at risk of child marriage as half of local authorities fail to keep records

Girls at risk of child marriage are falling under the radar of authorities in England and Wales because of a lack of record-keeping by more than half of the departments responsible for children’s social care...

Recognising Gender In Early Education

A common phrase told to expecting or new parents is ‘it’s a girl / boy’ and this begins an individual’s characterisation of gender often before they are even born. Yet with an increasing number of...

Category - Marginalised & Excluded

Modern slavery: statutory guidance

The Home Office has published statutory guidance for England and Wales describing the signs that someone may be a victim of modern slavery, the support available to victims, and the process for determining whether someone is a victim. The guidance...

Health inequalities in childhood

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a paper highlighting the main inequalities in child health in England, and calls for more focus on the health inequalities in early childhood that manifest before a child starts school. Key...