Campaigners question independence of panel to recruit new children’s commissioner for England

In a letter to children’s minister Vicky Ford, the Children’s Rights Alliance for England questions the independence of the board selected to appoint a replacement for Anne Longfield, due to be announced in...

The battle over dyslexia

It was once a widely accepted way of explaining why some children struggled to read and write. But in recent years, some experts have begun to question the existence of dyslexia itself. Read the full article...

Government ‘will miss 2030 target to halve childhood obesity’

There is a lack of evidence that schemes including the Soft Drinks Industry Levy and reducing calories in food will work to improve childhood obesity, a new report by the National Audit Office states. It also...

Councils propose multi-million pound cuts to children’s services due to pandemic

Three local authorities have proposed multi-million pound cuts to children’s services budgets due to the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Documents published by Luton and Oxfordshire councils show...

Closing children’s centres is the very opposite of ‘levelling up’

What a time to announce it, just as evidence grows that children are under extreme stress as they return to school next week. Suffolk county council – with 50 out of 75 councillors Tory since time immemorial –...

The battle over dyslexia

It was once a widely accepted way of explaining why some children struggled to read and write. But in recent years, some experts have begun to question the existence of dyslexia itself. Read the full article on this link to The Guardian Share...