Homes, hope, work and love: what learning disabled people want from life

Severe, complex, challenging: these words are casually used in the specialist world of learning disabilities. They are used to justify disproportionate and unnecessary involvement from social care, which can...

‘County-lines gangs fuelling’ child slavery rise

There has been an eightfold increase in the number of child victims of modern slavery referred by local councils in England for support. National Crime Agency figures reveal the number of children earmarked...

State of the nation 2019: children and young people’s wellbeing

A report on wellbeing in children and young people including psychological health in teenage girls. State of the nation 2019: children and young people’s wellbeing Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens...

Intimate partner violence survivors’ reports of their children’s exposure to companion animal maltreatment: a qualitative study.

Children living in households where intimate partner violence (IPV) is present are at increased risk of being exposed to concomitant maltreatment of companion animals. Recent research suggests that childhood...

Early years inequality gap grows

Early years development has continued to improve, but the gap between the lowest achievers and their peers is still growing, government figures show. The attainment gap has increased in the Early Years...