Modern slavery

Hestia has published a report looking at the needs and experiences of mothers who are survivors of modern slavery and the potential impact of their trafficking experiences for their children. Findings from research based on the testimony of 20 women...

Children and young people in care

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory has published a series of reports looking at children and young people subject to care proceedings in England and Wales. Analysis of administrative data collected by the Children and Family Court Advisory and...

Children and young people’s mental health

The Centre for Mental Health has published a review of girls in the Children and Young People Secure Estate (CYPSE). Findings from the review, commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement in partnership with the Youth Custody Service, include:...

Children and young people’s mental health

Unicef has published a report examining child, adolescent and caregiver mental health around the world. The report finds that: more than 13% of adolescents aged 10–19 live with a diagnosed mental disorder as defined by the World Health Organization...

Kinship care

Kinship has published findings from their annual survey looking at what life is like for kinship carers in England and Wales. Responses to an online survey of 1,651 kinship carers caring for 2,538 children show that: 62% of carers believed that...

Children and young people’s mental health

NHS Digital has published a report looking at the mental health of children and young people in England in 2021 and how this has changed since 2017. Findings from a sample of 3,667 children and young people aged between 6 and 23 years old include:...

State of Child Poverty 2021 – The Buttle Trust

This is the third annual publication of the report, and it shows that whilst these children have had to deal with the same disruption to schooling, isolation from friends and wider family and the broader anxieties of living through the pandemic as...

Young people worst hit by charity cuts

Cuts to charity services are disproportionately affecting young people, analysis has found. The research looked at the impact of cuts to services provided by charities due to Covid-19 disruption and financial problems. This found that 17 per cent of...