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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...