Working with parents of looked-after children: key tips for social workers

This article comprises a summary taken from Community Care Inform Children about working with parents of looked-after children. The full practice guidance content covers working well with parents, supporting...

The Dog Runner by Bren MacDibble

Young people have recently been in the forefront of campaigns raising alarm about the perils of climate change and environmental destruction. What better way to spread these serious concerns to even more...

New training for health visitors to boost early language skills

1,000 health visitors to be trained to support children’s early language and communication needs during routine home visits Read the full press release on this link to Gov.UK Share this:Click to share on...

A system in crisis: the daily battle for specialist teachers

A survey of 600+ Teachers of the Deaf asks about their jobs and about specialist support for deaf children. Read the full details on this link to National Deaf Children’s Society Share this:Click to...

The Disability Price Tag

Life costs more for disabled people and their families. Spending more on essential goods and services like; heating, insurance, equipment and therapies. These extra costs mean disabled people have less money...

Children paying the price of cuts in crisis support

Thousands of families in financial crisis are missing out on vital emergency support, new research by The Children’s Society has revealed. It says parents are being left at risk of debt and struggling to afford basics like feeding and clothing their...

Low-level mental health support

A report has been published by the Children’s Commissioner investigating the amount spent by local areas in England on low-level mental health support. Findings indicate that there is a wide disparity in spending between different areas, with 58% of...

Unregistered schools

Ofsted has published new data about unregistered and illegal schools in England, highlighting that the lack of external oversight of safeguarding, health and safety, and quality of education of these schools could put children at risk. Findings...

Care leavers survey

Coram Voice has published findings from a survey with care leavers in England. Findings from the responses of 474 16-25 year old care leavers who completed the survey in six local authorities in England in 2018 include: 63% of care leavers agreed...

Disadvantaged and vulnerable parents

  The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) has published a report about how to engage disadvantaged and vulnerable parents in parenting and parental conflict services. Findings, based on a rapid evidence review, include: interventions can lack...

Gypsy, Traveller and Roma children

  The Women and Equalities Committee have published a report on the inequalities faced by Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities. Findings include: entrenched stereotypes in schools leads to children being taken out of education, fear of...