UK children shorter, fatter and sicker amid poor diet and poverty, report finds

Children across the UK are getting shorter, fatter and sicker amid an epidemic of poor diets, food insecurity and poverty, according to a report warning that millions are facing a “timebomb” of avoidable...

Pupils mocked and put in headlocks by school staff

A senior staff member at an independent school for children with special educational needs has been recorded by BBC Panorama saying how he wanted to drown a pupil in a bath “like a kitten”. Read the full...

School role in tackling poverty eating into lesson time, teachers warn

Supporting children who are hungry, tired and emotionally struggling due to hardship at home is eating away at time in the classroom, primary school teachers have said. Read the full article on this link...

Benefit rules locking 19,000 young carers out of financial help, charity warns

A charity is calling for an overhaul of benefit rules which are forcing thousands of young carers to choose between their education and receiving financial help. Read the full article on this link to Children...

Third of parents at risk of having babies taken into care have learning difficulties, research finds

One in three parents at risk of having their baby taken into care have a learning disability or difficulty, analysis of 200 care proceedings has found. Read the full article on this link to Children &...

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Adoption

Adoption UK has published a report on adoption across the UK. The annual report looks at support services and the impact of policy and practice on adoptees and families. It looks at how well-prepared new adopters are in...