Tory MPs accused of adding fuel to ‘culture war’ in education report

White working-class pupils have been let down by decades of neglect in the English education system, according to a controversial MPs’ report which warns that schools could be breaking the law by promoting...

Same Storm, Different Boats – The Impacts of Climate Change Falls Unevenly and Unequally on Society

It is easy to think of climate change as a problem for future generations to deal with and tackle, especially if the effects of climate change are not felt directly. But millions of people around the world do...

Social Workers urge care review to avoid ‘blame culture’

The Case for Change was published last week, laying out the priorities of review chair Josh MacAlister in reforming children’s social care in England. The report hails social workers as social care’s “greatest...

Children’s social care in England

The independent review of children’s social care in England has published its Case for change, setting out current problems faced by children’s social care. Findings include: there needs to be a shift in...

Space to Be: the fight to keep the Windsor Women’s Centre open – video

In the heart of the Village, a loyalist area in Belfast, the Windsor Women’s Centre has fought a 30-year battle to keep its doors open. The centre, an oasis for vulnerable women, is deeply rooted in the...

Self-harm warning signs can appear decade earlier

Early warning signs of self-harm can appear in children almost a decade before it starts, say researchers. The team at the University of Cambridge found two distinct groups that were more likely to damage themselves. Read the full article on this...

Infant mental health

The Parent-Infant Foundation has published findings from an online survey of 283 practitioners working in NHS infant, children and/or young people’s mental health services across the UK, looking at the provision of services for children of different...

Babies in care proceedings

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory has published a report providing new evidence about the number of newborn babies and infants in care proceedings in England and Wales, as well as the frequency of urgent hearings in these cases. Figures show...