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...

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...

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...

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...

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...