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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