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...

COVID-19 ‘having a devastating impact on children’s rights’

In a report to the government on the impact of the health crisis on existing inequalities faced by young people, the EHRC say “key concerns include more children being pushed into poverty, widening educational...

Number of unemployed people in UK over 50 rises by third, figures suggest

There are now 91,000 more unemployed older people than there were 12 months ago Read the full article on this link to The Guardian Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

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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...