England childcare scheme may struggle to deliver places, finds ‘damning’ report

  The deployment of the government’s childcare scheme to tens of thousands more families is facing “significant uncertainties” and may struggle to meet its own targets, according to a report by Whitehall’s...

Advocacy support services

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report on advocacy support during the criminal justice process for children who have experienced sexual and domestic abuse. The Commissioner examined...

Early intervention

Foundations has published a blog post on early intervention discussing findings from a recent evaluation of the Sure Start initiative published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies. The blog post sets out how...

Childcare in England failing and falling behind much of world, charity says

England’s childcare system is failing and falling behind those of much of the rest of the world, a UK charity for gender equality and women’s rights has said. The Fawcett Society said childcare in England was...

Family support

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Department for Education (DfE) have published an annual report on the work of the Supporting Families programme in England from 2023 to 2024...

Advocacy support services

The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report on advocacy support during the criminal justice process for children who have experienced sexual and domestic abuse. The Commissioner examined data from all...

Early intervention

Foundations has published a blog post on early intervention discussing findings from a recent evaluation of the Sure Start initiative published by the Institute of Fiscal Studies. The blog post sets out how learning...

Family support

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Department for Education (DfE) have published an annual report on the work of the Supporting Families programme in England from 2023 to 2024. The...

Children’s rights

The Children’s Commissioner has published findings from The Big Ambition, a large-scale consultation of children and young people aged 6-18-years-old in England carried out between September 2023 and January 2024...