Fifth of UK victims of criminal exploitation are children, research reveals

At least one in five victims of criminal exploitation by drugs gangs in the UK are children, analysis of calls to a modern slavery and exploitation helpline shows. Read the full article on this link to Children & Young People Now Share...

Food poverty: MPs call on government to step up help

The government should create a food security minister to ensure continued progress in helping to feed poverty-hit people, according to MPs. A report from the Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee says progress made during the...

Young people in the criminal justice system

West Midlands Combined Authority and West Midlands Police and Crime commissioner have published a report looking at the extent of childhood adversity, abuse, loss and trauma in children involved in the criminal justice system in the West Midlands...

Suicide

The Department for Health & Social Care has published the fifth progress report of the Suicide Prevention Strategy for England setting out the steps taken to reduce deaths by suicide since January 2019.  The report includes: a section on suicide...

‘My intuition told me something was wrong’: three women denied help for their eating disorders

The women who felt their eating disorders were not taken seriously by doctors tell their stories Read the full article on this link to The Guardian Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new...

Lockdown brings alarming rise in modern slavery

Reports of sexual and criminal exploitation have risen alarmingly during the pandemic, according to new data measuring the scale of modern slavery and trafficking in the UK. Read the full report on this link to The Guardian Share this:Click to share...

Ofsted to launch sexual abuse review

Ofsted will launch an immediate review of safeguarding policies in state and independent schools over responses to allegations of sexual abuse. Read the full article on this link to Children & Young People Now Share this:Click to share on...

DfE announces review into school sexual abuse

Ofsted will look at safeguarding policies in state and independent schools and an NSPCC-run helpline will go live on Thursday Read the full article on this link to The Guardian Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share...

Early years

The Department of Health and Social Care has published a policy report as part of the early years healthy development review to improve babies’ and children’s healthy development in their first 1,001 days of life in England. The report...

Children in social care

The Department for Education (DfE) has published figures on outcomes for children in need including children looked after by local authorities in England. The findings, which cover the year ending 31 March 2020, include: 48.3% of children in need...

Children in poverty

The Department for Work & Pensions has published reports on the number of children living in low income families from 2014 to 2020 and the number and percentage of children in low income households from 1995 to 2020 in England. The figures show...