Warning over cost of caring for young asylum seekers

The cost to councils in England of looking after rising numbers of child asylum seekers has almost doubled in four years, the Local Government Association (LGA) says. It says the annual cost of providing accommodation and care for these young asylum...

Government faces High Court action over children’s rights

A children’s charity is taking High Court action against the government over its claims that some protections of children in care are “myths”. The Article 39 charity is seeking a judicial review of Department for Education guidance...

People with disabilities in employment

 21 February 2019  This note summarises the key statistics available on disabled people in employment in the UK. Access this research: People with disabilities in employment Author(s): House of Commons Library Publisher: House of Commons Library...

Off-rolling in English schools

 21 February 2019 This Commons Library Briefing Paper provides an overview of the concerns that increasing numbers of children in England are being ‘off-rolled’ – being excluded or otherwise leaving school for reasons that do not...

UK economy £100bn smaller because of austerity

Cumulative effect since 2010 has left each person £1,495 a year worse off, analysis shows. Austerity policies from the Treasury have resulted in slower growth in every year since 2010 and left each household £300 a month worse off as a result, a...

Social network regulation

The NSPCC has published a report looking at how to regulate social networks and keep children safe from abuse. The report sets out the NSPCC’s proposals for a new regulatory approach, including: strong and independent statutory regulation;...

County lines

  The St Giles Trust has published an evaluation, carried out by J H Consulting, of an intervention to help vulnerable children move away from involvement in drug distribution networks. The project was funded by the Home Office and focused on...

Disadvantage in the early years

  The House of Commons Education Committee has published a report on tackling disadvantage in the early years. The report, which focuses on early years education and the home learning environment, calls on the Government to take actions...