Children missing education

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a report looking at children missing out on a formal full-time education in England. The report, commissioned in December 2019, estimates that in 2018/19...

‘It was damaging him’: the spiralling number of children refusing to go to school

Support service cuts and school pressure are increasing anxiety, campaigners believe. But could lockdown point to a way forward? Read the full article on this link to The Guardian Share this:Click to share on...

Adequate funding across spectrum of children’s needs ‘crucial’ to better outcomes and savings – DfE study

Innovation Programme review highlights importance of practitioner and service capacity, and warns initiatives proven to help families and save money may be unsustainable without long-term settelement Read the...

The changing currency of ‘cultural capital’

The English schools inspectors are apparently looking for schools to teach ‘cultural capital’. But what does cultural capital mean, and how is it changing? It’s now a full year since Ofsted, the UK schools...

Disney updates content warning for racism in classic films

A content advisory notice for racism in classic Disney films, in place since last year, has been updated with a strengthened message. When played on the Disney+ streaming service, films such as Dumbo, Peter...

Youth violence

The Youth Violence Commission has published a report examining the root causes of youth violence in England, Scotland and Wales. The report looks at: the causes of serious violence between young people; the economic and social cost of serious...

Vulnerable children

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales has published a report looking at how children, young people and families who seek support for a range of needs often find that they have to navigate a complex system. The report focusses on children and young...