Thirtieth anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: advancing a child rights-based approach to child health and well-being

Global challenges to children’s health are rooted in social and environmental determinants. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) articulates the rights required to address these civil-political...

Parents, Poverty and the State

Naomi Eisenstadt and Carey Oppenheim explore the radical changes in public attitudes and public policy concerning parents and parenting. Drawing on research and their extensive experience of working at senior...

Thousands of children with SEND ‘not enrolled in school’

Thousands of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are not registered in schools or educational settings, latest Ofsted figures show. The inspectorate’s annual report states...

Ofsted warns over lack of care home provision

A lack of children’s homes across England and Wales has led to more young people living in unregulated provision or far away from their homes, Ofsted has warned. There are currently 78,150 children in care...

Hundreds of experts sign letter calling for independent review of care system

More than 500 experts in children’s social care have signed a joint letter calling on the government to launch an “ambitious” independent review into the system. Read the full article on this link to Children...

Harmful sexual behaviour in schools: podcast

The NSPCC has released the first podcast of a three-part series discussing the issues schools and other educational settings are facing around harmful sexual behaviour and how to manage this effectively. The podcast covers: the issues schools...

Looked after children

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report about looked after children who are living in placements outside of their local area. Findings include: over 30,000 (41% of) looked after children are living ‘out of area’ in England...

Domestic abuse

Barnardo’s has released findings from a survey of its frontline staff revealing more than three quarters of respondents (76%) said they had supported children, young people, and/or parents who had experienced domestic abuse. Read the news story:...