Children’s services in England shaky as Jenga tower, says review lead

The English children’s services system is a “tower of Jenga held together by Sellotape” and needs major reform and investment, the head of an independent review has found. Read the full article on this link...

How social workers can help improve the health system’s response to women

As a female-dominated profession, performing mentally and physically demanding roles, the government is seeking social workers’ views to help shape its Women’s Health Strategy, say the chief social...

‘It’s right to focus on race, but we must look at equality in social work in the round’

Social Work England’s new head of equality, diversity and inclusion, Ahmina Akhtar, sets out her priorities for tackling inequalities within her organisation and in the profession as a whole. Read the...

Children in military families

Angela Ruskin University (ARU) has published a report, commissioned by the Naval Children’s Charity (NCC), examining issues that affect the wellbeing of children in military families including: the impact of...

Vulnerable children and young people

The Department for Education (DfE) has published data from the vulnerable children and young people survey of local authorities in England looking at the impact of the coronavirus on children’s social...

International perspectives on #BuildBackBetter

As part of the continuing partnership between Leicestershire Cares and the UNAI SDG16 Hub at De Montfort University we are delighted to welcome Rakesh Rajani to give a keynote speech about international perspectives on #BuildBackBetter. Read more...

The Childhood Commission

The Children’s Commissioner for England has launched a review of the future of childhood in England. The Childhood Commission aims to identify the barriers preventing children from reaching their full potential and propose policy and services...

Scotland enshrines UNCRC in domestic law

Campaigners are celebrating after Scottish ministers voted to incorporate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into domestic law. Read the full article on this link to Children & Young People Now Share this:Click to...

School-based counselling

The University of Roehampton has published the results of research looking at the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of school-based humanistic counselling. Findings from a trial conducted in 18 secondary schools in London which involved 167 young...