Early years development

Nesta has published a blog discussing the role parents play in influencing early years development. The blog highlights Nesta’s work with family support organisations over the past five years that harness the power of parents and their communities...

Food poverty

The National Food Strategy has published part one of a government commissioned report looking at the food system in England. Recommendations include making sure disadvantaged children are not left behind by: expanding free school meals to 1.5...

Multi-agency statutory guidance on female genital mutilation

The Department for Education (DfE), the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), and the Home Office have published updated statutory guidance on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for those with statutory duties to safeguard children and...

Steep rise in young rough sleepers in London

Data published by the Combined Homelessness and Information Network (Chain) found that between January and March 2020, there were 449 children and young people aged under 25 sleeping rough in the capital. The figure for the first quarter of the year...

Childcare funding crisis puts quarter of settings at risk, Labour analysis shows

Up to a quarter of childcare settings could be forced to close over the next year without extra support from the government, latest analysis suggests. Read the full article on this link to Children & Young People Now Share this:Click to share on...

Early years

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report looking at the provision of early years services for children in England setting out how starting school behind can undermine children’s life chances. Analysis of data on all children in...

Youth violence

The Youth Violence Commission has published a report examining the root causes of youth violence in England, Scotland and Wales. The report looks at: the causes of serious violence between young people; the economic and social cost of serious...

Children with special educational needs and disability

nasen, a charity that supports those working with children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) and learning differences, has published a report to help improve early identification of, and support for special...