Little of evidence to support focus on ‘toxic trio’, National Children’s Bureau suggests

Academics have found a lack of evidence to support the children’s social care sector’s focus on the combined impact of parental mental illness, drug or alcohol abuse and domestic violence. Read the full...

Universal credit: tens of thousands of families face benefits cap

Struggling households in Great Britain risk losing hundreds of pounds a month in payments.
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COURT OF APPEAL RULES EDUCATION SECRETARY ACTED UNLAWFULLY IN REMOVING SAFEGUARDS FOR CHILDREN IN CARE

In a judgment given today (24 November), the Court of Appeal has unanimously declared that the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, acted unlawfully in failing to consult the Children’s...

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Why I secretly taped my disability assessment

Every month 60,000 ill and disabled people have their needs assessed for benefits. Some are so worried about the process that they are using mobile phones to secretly record those interviews, critics say. But using that evidence to overturn a...

Reported child-on-child sex offences ‘tip of the iceberg’

Reports of sexual assaults by children on other children are rising, according to police figures seen by BBC Panorama. But those reported cases are only the “tip of the iceberg”, according to one police child abuse expert. Read the full...