#BuildBackBetter: You know it makes sense, but how do you do it?

Throughout the pandemic, lockdown and now an extended lockdown in our home city. Leicestershire cares staff have been working with a range of community, council, and business colleagues to ensure nobody is...

UK-born twins face deportation to different countries

Twin brothers born in London and brought up in state care could face deportation to two different Caribbean countries they have never visited. Siblings of Darrell and Darren Roberts, 24, said they had been...

Review launched into police ‘race discrimination’

The police watchdog is launching a review into whether officers across England and Wales racially discriminate against ethnic minorities. Stop-and-search and the use of force will be among the issues examined...

Father-child play: A systematic review of its frequency, characteristics and potential impact on children’s development

Parent-child play interactions in the first years of life are linked to more positive cognitive and socio-emotional outcomes for children. The vast majority of previous research has focussed on mother-infant...

“People don’t talk about it”: Child sexual abuse in ethnic minority communities

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (‘the Inquiry’) has been tasked with considering the extent to which state and non-state institutions in England and Wales have failed in their duty of care to...

Racism and child sexual abuse

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published a report examining child sexual abuse in ethnic minority communities. IICSA carried out 11 focus groups across England and Wales with victims and survivors of child sexual abuse...

Vulnerable children

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales has published a report looking at how children, young people and families who seek support for a range of needs often find that they have to navigate a complex system. The report focusses on children and young...

Babies born into care

The University of Huddersfield and University of Central Lancashire have published findings from research looking at the number of babies being taken into state care in their first week of life. Figures from Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to...