Fifth of nurseries in deprived areas face closure

Nearly one in five nurseries in deprived areas of England are facing closure within the next 12 months due to the early years funding shortfall. Independent research agency Ceeda found that 17 per cent of childcare providers in the most deprived...

Rise in child race hate crimes

Race hate crimes against children reached a three-year high last year with an average of 29 offences a day being recorded against victims, some of whom were babies and toddlers, a study has found. The investigation by the NSPCC found figures for...

The Disconnect by Keren David

Could this novel be any more prescient or pressing? At a time when there is plenty of public debate about the impact of social media on young people in particular; about, so-called cyber-bullying; and about whether telephone use is addictive, the...

Children in secure hospitals

  The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report on children with learning disabilities or autism living in mental health hospitals in England. Findings include: on average, children who were in mental health hospitals in...

Food poverty

  The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has published a report on food poverty in families with children in the UK. Findings include: The Trussell Trust foodbanks gave out 1.33 million emergency three-day supplies of food in the calendar year 2017/18...

Unregistered homes

  The BBC has published research on looked after children living in unregistered accommodation in England. Findings include: the number of looked after children aged 16 and over living in unregistered accommodation in England has increased 70%...