UK Poverty 2022: The essential guide to understanding poverty in the UK

  A new report from The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is the ultimate reference document for the complete picture of poverty across all its characteristics and impacts. Read the report on this link to JRF Share this:Click to share on Twitter...

How northern food clubs are helping stretch budgets in cost of living crisis

Lidl eat your heart out!” laughs a member of the Bread and Butter Thing, as he makes his way out down the path, a box of frozen steak and kidney pies balancing on his lap, and bulging carrier bags of vegetables and groceries tucked under the seat of...

Number of children in extreme poverty rises to 550,000

The number of children living in destitution has increased to 550,000, according to latest figures analysed by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. It found that “worryingly” there has been “a big rise in destitution” which now affects one million...

Care Leavers feel they left care too early, Ofsted research shows

More than a third of care leavers feel they left care too early and report feeling “lonely”, “unsafe” and unable to manage finances, a new report by Ofsted reveals. The inspectorate’s new report Ready or not: care leavers’ views of preparing to...

Focus on phonics to teach reading is ‘failing children’, says landmark study

A landmark study has described the way primary school pupils are taught to read in England as “uninformed and failing children”, calling on the government to drop its narrow focus on phonics. Researchers at UCL’s Institute of Education say the...

Mental health

Queen’s University Belfast has published a new research study, jointly funded by the NSPCC and the ESRC, looking at the recognition and understanding of the mental health needs of young people who have experienced...

Home education

The House of Commons Library has published a research briefing on home education in England. The report outlines the current position on home-schooling and provides an overview of home education statistics, issues...

#MyOwnFrontDoor Campaign Launches

ENABLE Scotland launches campaign to address the ‘human rights emergency’ of hundreds of Scots who have learning disabilities being forced to live far away from their families or stuck in hospital. #MyOwnFrontDoor calls...

Child trafficking

The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) have launched a report providing an outline of child trafficking in the UK between October 2020 and October 2021. The...