UK parents missing out on ‘tax-free childcare’ scheme, data shows

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)

Children harmed by school streaming into lower ability groups, UK study shows

Primary school children who are placed in the bottom ability group in their class go on to show increased levels of hyperactivity and emotional problems throughout childhood and early adolescence...

Children’s sector leaders call for overhaul of youth justice system

Children services leaders have called for major youth justice reforms, including raising the age of criminal responsibility and creating a more “responsive and child centred system”. They also want a reformed...

One in 10 UK families will struggle to cover basics this winter, charity finds

One in 10 UK families – about 3m households – are facing a cost of living crunch this winter, unable to cover even basic bills such as food and heating, according to Citizens Advice. One in five of all adults...

Councils in England report 34% rise in elective home education

Councils in England have identified a “rapid surge” in the number of parents choosing to take their children out of school to teach them at home, with a 34% jump in pupils being electively home educated on...

News

Reported child-on-child sex offences ‘tip of the iceberg’

Reports of sexual assaults by children on other children are rising, according to police figures seen by BBC Panorama. But those reported cases are only the “tip of the iceberg”, according to one police child abuse expert. Read the full...