Care leavers and higher education

What Works for Children’s Social Care has published a report looking at care leavers and higher education. Research carried out by the CASCADE centre at Cardiff University shows a gap between the expectations of young people who have been in care...

Experiences of fatherhood among men who were sexually abused in childhood.

Background Fatherhood is a complex psychological process, which is shaped at a profound level by reflections on past childhood memories and parenting experienced in childhood. Fathers who were sexually abused in childhood may experience particular...

Howard League calls for end to remanding unsentenced children in custody

The Howard League for Penal Reform says most children in the youth custody estate are being held in prolonged solitary confinement because of severe restrictions imposed in response to the pandemic and has called for courts to limit the number of...

Looked-after children less likely to attend higher education, study shows

Young people in care or those who experienced care at 13 or 14 have significantly lower expectations of attending higher education than their peers, new research shows. Read the full article on this link to Children & Young People Now Share...

Impact of custody on care-experienced children

The University of Bedfordshire’s Vauxhall Centre for the Study of Crime has published findings from research looking at factors contributing to the over-representation of looked after children in child prisons in South and West Yorkshire, and their...

National data standard for youth work launches

The first national data standard for youth work in the UK has been launched in a bid to gather data on the sector in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full article on this link to Children & Young People Now Share this:Click to...

Child poverty

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the Church of England have published a report on the impact, since 6 April 2017, of families having a third or subsequent child no longer being entitled to additional support through child tax credit and...

Child to parent violence

Researchers from Northumbria University and Children’s Emotional Language and Thinking (CEL&T) have published findings from a study, carried out in association Northumbria Police, looking at child to parent violence. Findings include: 340 of the...