WORKING FAMILIES FALL SHORT OF MINIMUM LIVING STANDARD

The overall cost of a child over 18 years (including rent and childcare) is £150, 753 for a couple and £183,335 for a lone parent. But work doesn’t pay low-income families enough to meet a no-frills standard of living, new research from Child...

Children and young people’s mental health: focus group research

  The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in England has published findings from focus group research carried out to understand the views of children and young people, parents and carers, and professionals on the proposals in...

Working together to safeguard children: statutory guidance myth busting

  The Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme has published guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) to clarify to relevant parts of the English statutory guidance Working together to safeguard children 2018. Topics covered include:...

Protecting young people in sport

  The Ministry of Justice has written to the NSPCC stating that the Government believes current laws on the age of consent and on non-consensual sexual activity already provide adequate protection for 16 and 17-year-olds from exploitation by...

Children’s centre consultation ditched, confirms DfE

A long-promised government consultation on the future of children’s centres has been shelved indefinitely, the Department for Education has confirmed. Nadhim Zahawi confirmed the decision in a letter to the House of Commons science and...

Fostering better outcomes report

  The Department for Education (DfE) has published the government response to the Foster care in England report and the Education Select Committee’s inquiry into fostering. Priority areas identified include: improving the experience of children...

Disadvantaged pupils

  The Education Policy Institute (EPI) has published its annual report on the state of education in England. The report looks at how the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers has changed since 2011 and how it varies across the...

‘This Class Works’ a new exhibition from Pete McKee

‘This work aims to celebrate the spirit of the working class; the pride, tenacity, hope, fight, passion and resourcefulness which I witnessed growing up. I was raised on a council estate and was the youngest of four children. My dad was a steel...

Family violence and youth offending

  The Local Government Association (LGA) has published an evidence review looking at the relationship between family violence and youth offending. The review found: evidence for a link between experiencing family violence and subsequent...

Child abuse linked to faith or belief

  The National FGM Centre has released two YouTube videos discussing child abuse linked to faith or belief. The first is an animation telling the story of young boy in the UK who was accused of witchcraft by his aunt and uncle; the second...

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