Why do we educate people in prison?

Many years ago, I trained to be a secondary school English teacher. I have always been passionate about the joys and benefits of reading. Usually, when the Government talks about reading, the focus is on literacy. And of course, literacy is key to...

Breast-ironing recognised as child abuse

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has updated the So-Called Honour-Based Abuse and Forced Marriage guidance to recognise breast-ironing, which involves flattening a girl’s chest with a hot stone or other objects to delay breast growth, as child...

Domestic Abuse Bill 2017-19

The government has published its response to the report from the Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill for England and Wales which made recommendations to ensure that children who witness or experience domestic abuse are treated as...

The Adoption Barometer

The adoption landscape is constantly shifting. In recent years, the number of adoptions has fallen, but the number of children being taken into care has risen. Regionalisation in England and Wales has changed the structures within which adoption...

Childhood

Action for Children has published a report looking at how childhoods across the UK have changed since the charity was set up in 1869. Findings from online surveys of 2,082 children aged 11 to 18, 1,559 parents of children aged 11 to 18, and 1,379...