Care leavers and higher education

What Works for Children’s Social Care has published a report looking at care leavers and higher education. Research carried out by the CASCADE centre at Cardiff University shows a gap between the expectations...

Experiences of fatherhood among men who were sexually abused in childhood.

Background Fatherhood is a complex psychological process, which is shaped at a profound level by reflections on past childhood memories and parenting experienced in childhood. Fathers who were sexually abused...

Howard League calls for end to remanding unsentenced children in custody

The Howard League for Penal Reform says most children in the youth custody estate are being held in prolonged solitary confinement because of severe restrictions imposed in response to the pandemic and has...

Looked-after children less likely to attend higher education, study shows

Young people in care or those who experienced care at 13 or 14 have significantly lower expectations of attending higher education than their peers, new research shows. Read the full article on this link...

Impact of custody on care-experienced children

The University of Bedfordshire’s Vauxhall Centre for the Study of Crime has published findings from research looking at factors contributing to the over-representation of looked after children in child prisons...