Little of evidence to support focus on ‘toxic trio’, National Children’s Bureau suggests

Academics have found a lack of evidence to support the children’s social care sector’s focus on the combined impact of parental mental illness, drug or alcohol abuse and domestic violence. Read the full...

Universal credit: tens of thousands of families face benefits cap

Struggling households in Great Britain risk losing hundreds of pounds a month in payments. Read the full article on this link to The Guardian Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to...

COURT OF APPEAL RULES EDUCATION SECRETARY ACTED UNLAWFULLY IN REMOVING SAFEGUARDS FOR CHILDREN IN CARE

In a judgment given today (24 November), the Court of Appeal has unanimously declared that the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, acted unlawfully in failing to consult the Children’s...

‘Bad parent’: children’s watchdog to accuse state of care failings in England

The children’s commissioner for England will deliver a damning indictment of children’s social care in a speech on Tuesday and accuse the state of too often being a “bad parent”. Read the full article on this...

Children in mental health hospitals at risk of serious rights violations, charity warns

Children being treated in hospital for mental health problems are at risk of serious rights violations with “staggering numbers” still being placed on adult wards and subject to harmful restraint...

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