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...

Family support

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Department for Education (DfE) have published an annual report on the work of the Supporting Families programme in England from 2023 to 2024...

Children’s rights

The Children’s Commissioner has published findings from The Big Ambition, a large-scale consultation of children and young people aged 6-18-years-old in England carried out between September 2023 and January...

Adverse childhood experiences

The All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood has published a new report on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the process of recovery for children affected by ACEs. The report...

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...

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...

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...