‘Nearly half’ of UK children in poverty by 2021, UN expert warns

Nearly one in two of the UK’s children will be living in poverty by 2021 if the government remains in denial about the impact of cuts, predicts a United Nations report published today. In his damning...

Who are they? Where are they?

Children locked up At any given time almost fifteen hundred children in England are ‘locked up’ in secure children’s homes, secure training centre, young offenders institutions, mental health wards and other...

Adopted children perform better in school than looked-after peers

Adopted children performed better at GCSE level across all attainment measures than their looked-after peers, latest statistics published by the government show. The DfE data reveals adopted children have an...

Call for reform of system treating children with SEN as mental health inpatients

Too many children with learning disabilities and autism are unnecessarily being treated in mental health hospitals – according to a report published today by the Children’s Commissioner for England...

Early help

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published an early help resource pack to help councillors in England better understand their own local offer. The pack, featuring contributions from the Early...

The hidden dimensions of poverty

 20 May 2019 This report presents findings from research that has sought to refine the understanding and measurement of poverty by engaging with people directly experiencing poverty, practitioners and academics. The longer-term goal is that the...

Knife crime

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Knife Crime has published a report on youth knife crime in England. The report, supported by Barnardo’s and Redthread, compares data collected through freedom of information requests to local authorities...

Adult survivors of child sexual abuse

  The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse has published a report on survivors’ experiences of accessing support services and of the criminal justice system. Findings from 365 respondents to an...

Child abuse in the Anglican Church

  The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has published two case studies as part of an ongoing investigation into child sexual abuse in the Anglican Church. Recommendations include: the Church of England should introduce...

Outcomes for children who have left care

  The Department for Education (DfE) has updated its outcome statistics for children looked after by local authorities in England for 2018 to include children who have left care through an adoption, special guardianship order (SGO) or child...