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Children in custody

May 29, 2020

Lockdown has brought with it many challenges for us all, not least restrictions on our freedoms. But for children in custody, this time has been particularly hard, as it has curtailed even the very limited freedoms they once had. Some children in custody have been spending all but 40 minutes of the day locked in […]


We don’t need no education?

May 16, 2020

The thorny issue of whether children should go back to school


Lockdown babies

May 7, 2020

Children born during the coronavirus crisis


We’re all in this together?

April 25, 2020

The essential public health measures that have been taken to stop the spread of Covid-19 have affected everyone in the country, and many families are struggling with additional financial and social pressures. But there are some children, who before this crisis were already vulnerable or living in precarious situations, who are facing particular hardship. These […]


Tackling the disadvantage gap during the Covid-19 crisis

April 22, 2020

This briefing sets out how this can be avoided – how schools can be supported to adapt to the “new normal” and improve access to meaningful educational opportunities for disadvantaged children.

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Children, domestic abuse and coronavirus

April 2, 2020

A policy briefing on domestic abuse and it’s effects on children particularly during the coronavirus pandemic


Childhood in 2020

March 31, 2020

What matters most to children today? What makes them feel good? What do they worry about? These are the questions we asked young people across England over the last few months. Their answers – about what’s good, what’s not so good and what needs to change – help us plan our work for the coming […]


Business plan 2020-21


Children’s guide to coronavirus

March 27, 2020

There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus, so we’ve created a children’s guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation. The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at […]

Children's guide to coronavirus

Health inequalities briefing

March 4, 2020

Last week’s ‘Marmot Report: 10 Years On’ outlined the stark realities of health inequalities in Britain. It also demonstrated how these inequalities originate in childhood and persist through adult life. This paper highlights some of the main inequalities in child health, and the key responses to address this. Including measures we would like to see […]


The state of children’s mental health services 2018/19

January 30, 2020

Children are now more aware of their own mental health, and much more prepared to discuss it. This is very welcome. But children are also aware of how hard it is to get help, for them or for their friends. Accessing services remains the biggest issue for children’s mental health services. The stories I hear […]

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