Looked after children’s views on their well-being in 2017

Over the past five years, the University of Bristol and Coram Voice, have been developing the Bright Spots programme, which helps local authorities better understand the well-being of the children in care. Official statistics provide only a partial picture of children in care. Data focuses on areas such as where children live, how many moves … Continue reading Looked after children’s views on their well-being in 2017

A handbook on child-responsive urban planning

Shaping urbanisation for children: A handbook on child-responsive urban planning (UNICEF May 2018) This publication from UNICEF calls all urban stakeholders to invest in child-responsive urban planning, recognising that cities are not only drivers of prosperity, but also of inequity. Through 10 Children’s Rights and Urban Planning principles, the handbook presents concepts, evidence, tools and promising … Continue reading A handbook on child-responsive urban planning

Britain has created a crisis in childhood, says former children’s commissioner

Sir Al Aynsley-Green has written a hard-hitting book that he hopes will shame politicians and spark a national debate. Childhood is being ruined in the UK, and the education system under Theresa May’s government is largely to blame. That is the central message of a new book, The British Betrayal of Childhood, published this week … Continue reading Britain has created a crisis in childhood, says former children’s commissioner