Britons’ support for welfare benefits at highest level for 20 years – study

Public support for more generous welfare benefits is at its highest level for more than two decades, amid new evidence that societal views on social security and immigration are becoming significantly more...

A postcode lottery is stopping children in care from going to university

There have been far too few care leavers going to university for far too long. The numbers are staggering: just 12% of care-experienced pupils compared to 42% of their peers. It’s not fair that care leavers...

Unaccompanied children held for ‘far too long’ at intake unit and some sent to adult centres, say inspectors

Unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are waiting “far too long” at a Kent intake unit, receiving inadequate welfare interviews and, in some cases, being mistakenly sent to adult detention facilities...

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Children’s mental healthcare

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a briefing setting out the support children with mental health needs receive from the NHS in England. Findings include: the overwhelming majority of NHS children’s mental health spending goes...

Child refugees

The Guardian reports that the Bar Human Rights Committee of England and Wales (BHRC) has published a fact finding report one year after the demolition of the Calais refugee camp, which finds that as many as 400 unaccompanied children, claiming to...

An end to modern slavery?

The ‘Modern Day Slavery Bill’ currently making its way through Parliament has been trailed as the first piece of legislation in Europe to specifically tackle ‘modern slavery’. The Bill which would apply to England and Wales seeks to introduce a...

The Children of Offenders

by Suzanne Perry, i-HOP There are an estimated 200,000 children with a parent in prison in the UK[1]. There are even more who are affected by a parent or loved one’s involvement in other aspects of the criminal justice system (CJS) such as arrest...