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...

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...