The Adoption Barometer

The adoption landscape is constantly shifting. In recent years, the number of adoptions has fallen, but the number of children being taken into care has risen. Regionalisation in England and Wales has changed...

‘We Are Ghosts’ – Race, Class and Institutional Prejudice

This joint report by CLASS and the Runnymede Trust follows a year-long study assessing how people across 14 London boroughs identified in terms of class and race. The report found that interviewees firmly...

Independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015: government response

The Home Office has published a policy paper in response to the recommendations made in the independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 carried out by Frank Field MP, Maria Miller MP and Baroness Butler...

Childhood

Action for Children has published a report looking at how childhoods across the UK have changed since the charity was set up in 1869. Findings from online surveys of 2,082 children aged 11 to 18, 1,559 parents...

Let your children know you’re listening: resources

NSPCC Learning has released a new animation to help adults ensure children and young people always feel they are listened to when they disclose abuse. Techniques outlined include: giving the children and young...

Beat Eating Disorders

 An estimated 1.25 million people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder at any one time (1). While the issue remains under-resourced and under-researched, it is nevertheless attracting increased attention from governments, the NHS and the media...

Why court case could force SEND funding rethink

Families of children with special educational needs and disabilities are taking the government to the High Court. A lawyer acting for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) says a High Court case beginning...

Adoption

  Adoption UK has published a report looking at the experiences of adoptive families and their children across the UK in 2018. Findings from responses to a survey from 3,500 adoptive parents include: 56% of established families reported that...

Special educational needs

  The Department for Education (DfE) has published findings from the school census on pupils with special educational needs (SEN), and SEN provision in schools for England. Figures show that in January 2019 there were 1,318,300 pupils with...

Childhood vulnerability in England 2019

  The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report looking at the scale of child vulnerability in England. Using information held by various government departments, agencies and others, the report estimates that 2.3 million...

Child sexual abuse

The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA Centre) has published its annual report measuring the scale and changing nature of child sexual abuse (CSA) and exploitation in England and Wales. Analysis of data from local authority children’s...