Voice of the child

NSPCC Learning has published a briefing summarising learning from case reviews to support improved practice around the voice of the child. The briefing is based on a sample of case reviews published between...

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...

School absence fines for parents to rise by £20

Fines for parents taking children out of school without permission will rise across England from September. The minimum fine will increase from £60 to £80 per parent as part of a government drive to return attendance to...