Social workers: are you aware of foster carers’ full entitlements?

A chartered tax adviser gives advice on the financial help available to foster carers of children with additional needs. Read the full article on this link to Community Care Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

Being poor is not inevitable or due to personal flaws. I know, I’ve been there

Extreme inequality and poverty is caused by political choices, so we need a new narrative to challenge the stereotypes. Read the full article on this link to The Guardian Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

Austerity blamed for life expectancy stalling for first time in century

Life expectancy has stalled for the first time in more than 100 years and even reversed for the most deprived women in society, according to a landmark review which shows the gap in health inequalities is yawning even wider than it did a decade ago...

Knife crime 

The British Youth Council’s Youth Select Committee has published a report following an investigation into knife crime in the UK. The report looks at: the government’s strategy to tackle knife crime; the vulnerabilities and circumstances in a...

Online safety

EU Kids Online has published a report mapping the online access, practices, skills and current risks and opportunities of internet use among children aged 9–16 from 19 European countries (not including the UK). Findings from data collected between...

Children in custody

HM Inspectorate of Prisons has published an analysis of 12- to 18-year-olds’ perceptions of their experiences in custody in England and Wales. Findings from responses to a questionnaire by children detained in youth offending institutes (YOIs) or...

Children in poverty

The Child Poverty Action Group have released an analysis of the number and depth of families and children in poverty in the UK. The analysis, which reviewed data from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), found that: the number of children in...

Care Day 2020 is coming!

Leicestershire Cares believes in world where no one is left behind and that is why we work with some of the most vulnerable but inspiring young people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. On Friday 21 February, we will be joining the rest of...

Vicky Ford appointed children and families minister

Conservative MP for Chelmsford Vicky Ford has been named as the new children’s minister. Vicky Ford has been appointed children and families minister. Picture: Parliament UK Ford, who was elected to parliament in 2017, has previously been a...

The Street by Ann Petry

Ann Petry (real name Ann Lane) wasn’t an author I’d ever heard of until I read Tayari Jones’ reflections on her and her most successful novel, The Street, in the December 2019 article for The Guardian entitled ‘The Street: the 1940s African...