1. NICE Facebook Live event 29/08/18: How should we respond to child abuse?

    28 August, 2018

    National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is hosting a Facebook Live event on 29 August 2018 at 1.15pm looking at how we should respond to child abuse. NSPCC lead on tackling sexual abuse Jon Brown is taking part in the discussion and will focus on the signs of abuse and neglect, and describe […]

  2. Rough sleeping strategy: care leaver support

    22 August, 2018

    The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published a rough sleeping strategy setting out the government’s vision for halving rough sleeping by 2022 and ending it by 2027. The strategy includes plans for care leavers including: employing specialist personal advisers to provide intensive support in the 47 areas in England with the highest […]

  3. Children living in households with complex needs

    The Children’s Commissioner for England has published the below report analysing the voices of children living in households with domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and parental mental health problems. The report presents findings from interviews with 15 children and young people aged 6 to 19 who were supported in three projects in London, Doncaster and Herefordshire. The […]

  4. Child Poverty: Increase in the amount of teenagers going hungry during the Summer holidays

    10 August, 2018

    1st August 2018 The National Education Union (NEU) has released findings from a survey of 657 secondary school teachers looking at “holiday hunger”, where families are unable to afford enough food during the school summer break. Findings show that 59% of members polled said that children and young people in their school experienced holiday hunger. […]

  5. Contemporary Fathers in the UK: The Fatherhood Institute review of research on British dads

    8 August, 2018

    The Fatherhood Institute, supported by the Nuffield Foundation, has been compiling (and continues to compile) a literature library of mainly academic articles, book chapters and reports about fathers and fatherhood in the UK.  This study is the most comprehensive review ever undertaken in Britain on decades of research into the roles of fathers in families. The […]

  6. FGM Information and Resources

    26 July, 2018

    Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a collective term for procedures, which include the removal of part or all of the external female genitalia for cultural or other non-therapeutic reasons. The practice is medically unnecessary, extremely painful and has serious health consequences, both at the time when the mutilation is carried out and in later life. […]

  7. Home alone during the summer holidays

    24 July, 2018

    The NSPCC has released figures from its helpline looking at calls from people worried that young children had been left at home unsupervised by a parent or carer during the summer holidays. Figures show that 849 referrals were made to the police during August 2017 by the helpline, a third of which were for children […]

  8. Staying safe online in the summer holidays: advice for parents and carers

    The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a blog outlining ways in which parents and carers can help keep their children safe as they start to spend more time online during the summer holidays. Tips include: have positive conversations with children about the internet; take the opportunity to learn more about the apps, games and […]

  9. Steering Clear of Indecent Images of Children: Education and Communication Campaign

    19 July, 2018

    The Home Office is running a campaign to educate young men on the law relating to indecent images of children online. To better protect potential victims and reduce demand on the Criminal Justice System the campaign is aiming to: • Prevent offending before it occurs • Disrupt the escalation of harmful offending behaviour The campaign […]

  10. LGBT Action Plan 2018

    11 July, 2018

    The Government has recently published the LGBT Action plan in response to the National LGBT survey. The Plan outlines firm commitments to tackle some of the biggest issues facing LGBT people. LGBT Action Plan 2018