Stringent anti-bullying measures and other support strategies could ensure disabled children have fewer behavioural issues in their early years says new research using the Millennium Cohort Study.
New research shows that poverty and deprivation are becoming the norm for a third of all households whilst full-time work no longer offers an escape route for the poor. Is it time for the government to re-think its policies on welfare and work?
Can anonymous telephone helplines assist in preventing child abuse? An evaluation of such programmes in the UK, Ireland and The Netherlands finds they can. And it suggests offenders might be more likely to seek help if confidentiality is assured.
In 2012–13, 10.6 million individuals (17%) had a household income below the official absolute poverty line. When incomes are measured after deducting housing costs, however, the number below the poverty line (e.g. below £235 per week for a childless couple) rose by about 600,000 in 2012–13 to 14.6 million (23%). This is about 2.0 million […]
The scale of domestic abuse in the United Kingdom is under-estimated with as many as 4 in 5 of all cases going unreported. While crime surveys throw some light on the scale of the problem there is a need for more focussed research to enable a clearer picture of the problem and its impact on the victims of abuse.
New research published by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission predicts that government targets for reducing the levels of child poverty by 2020 will be missed by a wide margin. Even in the most optimistic scenario, the research projects that one in five children will be in relative poverty in 2020, compared to 17% […]
Young people excluded from school are attracted by street culture, and often turn to crime. Current government thinking is that schools should take more responsibility for these youngsters. One school in London is pioneering a new approach.
Council tax debt is now the biggest source of personal debt for its clients according to new figures released by the Citizen’s Advice Bureau which also show a steep rise in indebtedness since the second quarter of 2013. More than one in five of its clients are now in arrears on their council tax payments.
A combination of cuts to benefits, the rising cost of living and years of flat wages will result in five million children in Britain face being “sentenced to a lifetime of poverty” by 2020 according to new research from Save the Children. It calculated that recent changes to social security have cut the incomes of the […]
The recession may have passed but its impacts on young people, especially those from disadvantaged background will be felt long into the future