Britain fell for a neoliberal con trick – even the IMF says so

The fund reports that Britain’s finances are weaker than all other nations except Portugal, and says privatisation is to blame. Let’s start with the IMF itself. Last week it published a report that barely got a mention from the BBC or in...

Mental health checks for looked-after children to begin in June 2019

Children will start receiving mental health assessments when they enter the care system from June 2019 as part of a delayed pilot project, it has emerged. The deadline for local authorities to apply to pilot mental health checks for looked-after...

Redistributing care: why respite support should exist for struggling birth families, not just foster carers and adopters

Brigid Featherstone and Amanda Boorman talk about their experiences of respite support and how it might be used to support families before a child is removed. Read the full article on this link to Community Care Share this:Click to share on Twitter...

Street harassment

Plan International UK has published a report looking at girls’ experiences of and views on street harassment. Findings from a survey of 1,004 girls aged 14-21 across the UK include: 66% of girls reported having experienced sexual attention or sexual...

Children and young people detained in the secure settings

NHS England has published three reports looking at evidence about the care needs of children and young people placed in secure settings. Findings from a scoping report of secure units (which include secure children’s homes, secure training centres...

Mental health and wellbeing provision in schools

The Department for Education (DFE) has published a report summarising findings from a research project looking at the information schools in England provide to support their pupils’ wellbeing and mental health. Findings from a study involving 45...

Stepfathers 

Researchers from the University of East Anglia and the University of Essex have published findings from a study into child homicides by stepfathers. The report found that both youth and living apart from the child were more significant factors in...