The unacceptable truth that children in England are going without the basics

Nicky Hawkins blogs about how the government is still failing to make sure our children’s most basic needs are met: As a relatively new mother, I’m struck by the relentless stream of everyday worries and mundane but important decisions that are part and parcel of parenthood. Back-to-back illnesses, childcare choices and the sleepless nights everyone warns …

Rehabilitation rather than punishment must be at the heart of youth justice

The Government has announced its plans for the future of youth custody. But more needs to be done to put children’s human rights at the heart of the criminal justice system. A more ambitious and radical approach is needed to improve outcomes for children in the criminal justice system and set them on a better …