Punk exhibition inspires youth work students practice

Youth work students from the University of Sunderland are using a North East punk exhibition about 1980s youth culture to improve their own practice and learn how the sector has evolved over the decades. Read...

Housing association under fire over ‘no care leavers’ advert

One of England’s largest affordable housing and care providers in England has apologised after publishing a property advert which banned care leavers from applying. Read the full article on this link...

‘Toxic’ online culture fuelling rise in sexual assaults on children by other children, police warn

Observer investigation in England and Wales reveals 40% increase in reports of sexual assaults and rapes where both victim and perpetrator were under 18 Read the full article on this link to The Guardian Share...

Jobcentres told to stop referring benefit claimants to food banks

Jobcentre officials have been ordered to stop referring penniless benefit claimants to food banks because it breaches data privacy law, in a move charities have warned will cause delays in crisis help for...

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller girls being ‘disproportionately’ excluded by schools

Girls from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities are three times as likely to be excluded from school than white girls, figures show. They are also being disproportionately suspended by schools, according to...

Online safety

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published new research on online safety examining the experiences and opinions of children and their parents/carers. Findings from a survey of 2,008 parents and their children aged 8-17...

Child modern slavery

Every Child Protected Against Trafficking (ECPAT UK) and the University of Nottingham Rights Lab have published new research investigating child modern slavery in the UK. The research analyses initiatives supporting the...

Child safeguarding incidents

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel for England has published its 2022/23 annual report. The report analyses data and outlines learning from serious incidents, rapid reviews, local child safeguarding practice...

Asylum seeking children

The Refugee Council, the Helen Bamber Foundation, and the Humans for Rights Network have published a report on the treatment of asylum-seeking children in the UK. A Freedom of Information request was sent to 152 local...

Health visiting

The Institute of Health Visiting (IHV) has published the results from its annual health visiting survey which was completed by 1,186 practitioners across the UK. The findings highlight concerns in detecting children...