A guide produced by the Early Intervention Foundation originally for commissioners and leaders of services for children and families on how to engage with disadvantaged and vulnerable parents and how to reduce the impact of parental conflict on the physical health, mental health and emotional wellbeing of children.Read More
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs (APPG) has released its final report of the Inquiry into youth work in England. The report has found that youth work is capable of reaching children who may otherwise remain inaccessible and helps build trusted relationships with adults who can help them access the support they need.
The report concludes that there should be a minister responsible for young people and youth work, that there needs to be a greater investment in youth work, that the Government should introduce a statutory duty and that there should be guidance that defines the minimum and protected level of youth service.Read More
The Women and Equalities Committee have published a report on the social inequalities faced by Gypsy, Traveller and Roma communities, covering topics such as education and health.
Findings from the report include:
entrenched stereotypes in schools leads to children being taken out of education
fear of children being removed from parents’ care prevents families accessing social services,
a lack of data on Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities leads to a failure to tackle these inequalities.
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