A voluntary smoking ban across 80 children’s play areas has been rolled out by Oxford City Council following a successful three-month trial.
Many victims of child sexual abuse within families are failing to receive the help they need, often waiting months or years for therapy, new research has warned today.
Terminally ill children should have access to 24-hour homecare, a new draft standard has said.
A new report has revealed that thousands of in-care children are ‘pinging’ between schools, homes and social workers – a situation that has a negative impact on their future prospects.
'Pernicious' welfare reforms coming into force today will push hundreds of thousands more children into poverty, a charity has warned.
The stress and uncertainty associated with moving house regularly is a ‘worryingly normal part of life’ for children growing up in poverty, charity warns.
The number of child sex offences recorded by the police last year rose to nearly 56,000 — a record number of reported cases.
Council chiefs have criticised a new amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill which requires local authorities to maintain and report a local safeguarding and welfare capacity register.
Councils have the capacity to take up to 4,000 unaccompanied child migrants providing they are handed Government cash to support any new scheme, MPs report.
The number of children living in workless households has fallen to an all-time low, with nine in children living with at least one working adult.