Gym group launches free membership for care-experienced young people

A national gym group has launched a new membership offering free access to activities for children in care and those with care experience. Read the full article on this link to Children & Young People Now Share this:Click to share on Twitter...

NHS mental health services are turning children away when they need us most

I have worked with young people for 25 years – it’s galling to see them bounced between overworked departments because their diagnosis doesn’t fit Read the full article on this link to The Guardian Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new...

No improvement in school attainment gap in England for 20 years, report says

The attainment gap between poorer pupils and their better-off class mates is just as large now as it was 20 years ago, according to a damning new report which says the coronavirus pandemic is likely to have increased the inequalities in education...

Strip searches

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a new analysis report looking at data on the strip searching of children conducted by the Metropolitan Police between 2018 and 2020. This analysis has been conducted following the publication of...

Online communities

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a new blog focused on child safety in digital communities. It highlights some of the risks associated with online platforms and provides an update on actions the Children’s Commissioner is taking...

Strip searches

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has presented recommendations to the Metropolitan Police Service to tackle safeguarding issues around strip searches of children in England. The recommended steps...

Mental health and body image

The Health and Social Care Committee has published a report which explores body image dissatisfaction and the potential harm from online content, including its impact on children. The report included evidence from lived...