World Book Day

To mark World Book Day on 4 March the NSPCC Library has compiled a reading list highlighting a selection of children’s books from the library collection on subjects ranging from keeping safe to bereavement and...

Funding cuts hitting UK youth services as demand grows, report says

UK youth services are failing to meet increasing demand during the pandemic while facing a rapid decrease in funding, a report has revealed. The research from UK Youth, a leading charity for the sector, into...

Watchdog to accuse UK ministers of institutional bias against children

Ministers are out of touch and “institutionally biased” against supporting children and families, while Britain is being put to shame by measures unveiled by President Joe Biden in the US, the children’s...

Tributes paid to Sir William Macpherson, chair of Stephen Lawrence inquiry

Tributes have been paid to Sir William Macpherson, the judge who led the damning inquiry into the police investigation after the 1993 murder of Stephen Lawrence, who has died aged 94. Read the full article on...

Revealed: The impact of adult education on unemployment

Research showing how adult education takes learners off benefits prompts calls for government investment. Read the full article on this link to TES Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new...

Child abuse and child protection: social attitude survey

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a research report looking at public attitudes to education and children’s services, including child abuse and child protection, across England, Scotland and Wales. Findings from 2,942 participants who...

Who stole our unions?

  It’s May Day and our increasingly vulnerable and disempowered workforce want to know………… whatever happened to our trade unions? On the 4th May 1890 250,000 trade unionists descended on Hyde Park Corner in London to hear a speech by Karl...

Fast Track – Wrong Track?

As a former family support worker working within social work teams, the news around the introduction of the fast track social work programmes undoubtedly caught my attention and filled me with concern for the direction in which the social work...

Fighting to keep our libraries

Libraries work. They make people literate. Here is some evidence. Please note few government ministers or local councillors use genuine evidence to support their decisions. “Enjoyment of reading has a greater impact on a child’s educational...