Too many tests for no good reason: parents stand against primary school testing

Our latest research demonstrates that the majority of parents disagree with the government’s policy of using SATs and other formal tests to judge primary schools, according to new research. In sharp contrast...

More than 80 per cent of children in care ‘receive SEND support’

At least eight out of 10 children in care receive support for a special education need or disability (SEND), according to a study.The research by the University of Central London’s Great Ormond Street...

Up and Down Mum

Parents can be so embarrassing when they behave in unusual ways – I think that most children want them to be conventional and unobtrusive. The Mum in this story is definitely not one to shrink back because...

Thirtieth anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: advancing a child rights-based approach to child health and well-being

Global challenges to children’s health are rooted in social and environmental determinants. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) articulates the rights required to address these civil-political...

Parents, Poverty and the State

Naomi Eisenstadt and Carey Oppenheim explore the radical changes in public attitudes and public policy concerning parents and parenting. Drawing on research and their extensive experience of working at senior...

Harmful sexual behaviour in schools: podcast

The NSPCC has released the first podcast of a three-part series discussing the issues schools and other educational settings are facing around harmful sexual behaviour and how to manage this effectively. The podcast covers: the issues schools...