The Children’s Rights Alliance for England have published their latest report looking at how the government has helped to protect or hinder children’s rights in 2018. It covers areas including Poverty and Homelessness, Safeguarding, Education and Health.Read More
A new report from the Children’s Commissioner for England exploring the growing trend of children being home educated. The report concludes that, while many parents who make a decision to home educate their children provide them with a high quality, well-rounded academic education, many other families are home educating for other reasons and are struggling to cope, particularly parents of children with SEND.Read More
The Education Policy Institute’s 2018 Annual Report assesses recent progress in raising attainment throughout the phases of education in England. It also looks to carefully assess recent trends in the attainment gap between advantaged and disadvantaged children.Read More
A report looking at the results of the Government’s first National LGBT Survey which examines in depth the experiences of LGBTQIA+ people in the UK, including in schools and in further and higher education.
Key findings include:
More than two thirds of LGBT respondents said they had avoided holding hands with a same-sex partner for fear of a negative reaction from others
At least 2 in 5 respondents had experienced an incident because they were LGBT, such as verbal harassment or physical violence, in the 12 months preceding the survey. However, more than 9 in 10 of the most serious incidents went unreported, often because respondents thought ‘it happens all the time’
2% of respondents had undergone conversion or reparative therapy in an attempt to ‘cure’ them of being LGBT, and a further 5% had been offered it
24% of respondents had accessed mental health services in the 12 months preceding the survey.