Children and young people’s mental health: focus group research

  The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in England has published findings from focus group research carried out to understand the views of children and young people, parents and carers, and...

Working together to safeguard children: statutory guidance myth busting

  The Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme has published guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) to clarify to relevant parts of the English statutory guidance Working together to...

Protecting young people in sport

  The Ministry of Justice has written to the NSPCC stating that the Government believes current laws on the age of consent and on non-consensual sexual activity already provide adequate protection for 16...

Children’s centre consultation ditched, confirms DfE

A long-promised government consultation on the future of children’s centres has been shelved indefinitely, the Department for Education has confirmed. Nadhim Zahawi confirmed the decision in a letter to...

Breaking news: Landmark ruling in exclusions court case (14 August 2018)

A court has delivered a landmark verdict in a school exclusion case, which could help future generations of autistic children get the education they deserve. The ruling makes clear for the first time that all...

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