Luxury Kensington complex will have just five affordable homes

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has approved plans for a half-billion pound luxury retirement complex that includes just five affordable homes at a time when 11 families who survived the Grenfell Tower fire are still living in hotels 18...

First ‘Child House’ for child sexual abuse victims launches

The UK’s first “Child House” for child victims of sexual abuse has been opened as part of efforts to improve support and speed up prosecutions. The Child House concept is based on the Icelandic Barnahus model of support The...

Safeguarding code of practice: out-of-school settings

The Department for Education is consulting on the development of a draft voluntary safeguarding code of practice for out-of-school settings (OOSS), as well as guidance for parents on key questions they may wish to consider when choosing an out-of...

Young people’s alcohol and drug use

Public Health England has released statistics on alcohol and drug treatment in England for young people under 18-years-old in 2017/18. Information on young people’s mental health needs were included for the first time this year. Key statistics...

Children’s loneliness

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published its inaugural report on children’s loneliness in England and Great Britain. Analysis is drawn from interviews with children and young people, the Community Life Survey 2016/17 and the Good...

Spending on children’s centres falls by £110m

Spending on children’s centres has fallen by £110m over the last financial year, a drop of more than 14 per cent, government figures have revealed. A consultation on the future of Sure Start children’s centres was announced in 2015 but...

Ending child imprisonment

Article 39 has launched a collaborative campaign to end child imprisonment in England. The campaign proposes to: press for the closure of England’s child prisons; seek changes to law and practice so that deprivation of liberty is a measure of...

Knife crime

The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies has published a briefing investigating trends in knife-related violence among young people and approaches to reducing it. The report covers four main areas: trends in knife-related violence in England and...

UK Poverty 2018 – The Joseph Rowntree Foundation

This annual report examines the nature and scale of UK poverty and the effect of the UK poverty rate on the people gripped by it. The report examines how UK poverty rates have changed in our society over the last few years, as well as over the...

Charity Bookshops: what are they for?

You may be scratching your head and wondering why on earth I should ask such an obvious question. There are lots of books out there, many of them unwanted, they could find a new home with a new reader so why not donate them to a charity who can...