Bans on smacking children linked to lower violence among teens, study suggests

Bans on smacking children are linked to less violence among teenagers, according to a new review. Using physical force to correct or control a child’s behaviour remains legally and socially permitted in many...

Access to childcare in deprived areas deteriorates, study finds

Closures of children’s centres have been blamed for a significant fall in the number of children in deprived areas that can access childcare places. A report into the state of childcare by early years...

Why plans to sell off city council-run nurseries in Birmingham have been put on hold

A plan to sell off Birmingham’s council-run nurseries to private childcare providers has been put on hold. Council chiefs were due to come to a decision on the matter today (Friday, September 28)...

Category - Early Years

Child development from birth to two years

Community Care has published a short guide to child development from birth to two years. The guide is aimed at social workers involved with families who need to be aware of children’s typical developmental stages and processes...