County lines 

The EU drugs agency (EMCDDA) and Europol have published their 2019 report on the EU drugs market, highlighting the exploitation of young people by county lines drug trafficking gangs in the UK. Read the...

Homelessness 

Shelter has published a report looking at levels of homelessness in Britain. Findings include: an estimated 135,000 children in Britain are homeless and living in temporary accommodation, and the number of...

Achievement of 15year-olds in England: PISA 2018 results Research report

England’s PISA 2018 results, with an international comparison of reading, maths and science performance of 15-year-old pupils. Achievement of 15year-olds in England: PISA 2018 results Research report...

Off-rolling ‘hides true extent of pupil attainment gap’ in schools

The gap between disadvantaged pupils and their more affluent peers is wider than first thought, when thousands of children who have been removed from the school registers are taken into account, say education...

Mental health: young people in crisis waiting hours for A&E help

Thousands of young people undergoing a mental health crisis, including those who are potentially suicidal, are having to wait more than four hours for A&E care, NHS figures show. Almost a fifth of the...

Muslim fostering

The Fostering Network has published a report on the findings of the Muslim Fostering Project which explored the experiences of Muslim children in foster care and that of Muslim foster carers in the UK. Recommendations include: Ofsted to include...

Smartphones and mental health

Researchers from King’s College London have published findings following a systematic review looking at problematic smartphone usage (PSU) and associated mental health outcomes amongst children and young people. Findings indicate that: 10-30% of...

Steps to Safety: evaluation report

The NSPCC has published a report evaluating the Steps to Safety early intervention programme for parents of children under 5-years-old which aims to prevent domestic abuse from happening by helping parents identify and manage their emotions, and...