Councils plan £900m of cuts including children’s services and early years

The worst council cuts are still to come, with more than £900m of reductions set to be made next year affecting children’s services, early years, and youth services, the organisation representing county councils has warned. A survey by the...

I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A memoir of Nazi terror by Pierre Seel

If you’ve lived through and witnessed some of the worst things one human being can inflict on another, how is it possible to revisit that time, to analyse or even just describe the depth of horror that you have been party to? Those who have written...

DfE drops waiting time target for adoption support decisions

The Department for Education has dropped a target to review applications for support for adopted children within five days due to a high volume of applications. The Adoption Support Fund provides support to adopted children and their families. ...

Generation of young carers ‘neglected by society’

A charity has accused the government of failing to support too many young people with caring responsibilities after it emerged that there could be as many as 800,000 young carers in England. Carers Trust said figures gathered following a survey give...

Child development from birth to two years

Community Care has published a short guide to child development from birth to two years. The guide is aimed at social workers involved with families who need to be aware of children’s typical developmental stages and processes...

Child arrests in England and Wales

The Howard League for Penal Reform has published a research briefing on child arrests in England and Wales. Analysis of freedom of information data from 43 police service areas in England and Wales and the British Transport Police shows that: there...

NSPCC Learning launched

The NSPCC has launched NSPCC Learning, a new website with the latest child protection and safeguarding news, information and training. The new website brings together information and resources for professionals working in safeguarding and child...

Young carers

Coram has published an evaluation of the Young carers in schools Programme, a free England-wide initiative delivered by Carers Trust and The Children’s Society aimed at improving the identification and support of young carers in schools. The...

Scotland set to become first UK country to ban smacking

Legislation has been put forward in Scotland to ban parents from smacking their children. Currently in Scottish law parents are allowed to use physical punishment on their children under the defence of “justifiable assault”. The Children...

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