Emotional wellbeing: drug use

User Voice has investigated drug use in the children and young people in secure estate, covering young offender institutions, secure training centres and secure children’s homes. The report, commissioned by NHS England, was based on 16 focus...

Future of early help ‘under serious threat’

Services supporting families at an early stage in order to prevent child safeguarding issues are “under serious threat”, due to pressure on budgets as a result of rapidly rising numbers of children at risk of serious harm, and short-term...

Food Bank use rises significantly report The Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust’s foodbank network provided 658,048 emergency supplies to people in crisis between April and September 2018, a 13% increase on the same period in 2017. Read more. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to...

Policy briefings: children’s chances

The University of Sheffield has published a series of policy briefings on working against the challenges faced by children and ensuring they have the best possible chances in life. The four policy briefings cover: the effectiveness of early...

Stay A Little Longer by Bali Rai

This is a story that’s full of very difficult issues – issues that need to be handled with care and skill – but don’t, for a minute, let that put you off. In the hands of an experienced and outstanding young adult novelist like Bali Rai it doesn’t...