Expand free school meals to address child food insecurity

The Children’s Right2Food Campaign is calling on the government to address child food insecurity by expanding free school meals.

Children reading more during lockdown, report shows

A new report by the National Literacy Trust shows that children are reading more and enjoying reading more during lockdown than before.

Health professionals needed to support vulnerable children

Barnardo’s has said that it needs the help of health professionals to help stop vulnerable young people missing out on vital support.

Life science investment needs regional parity

New IPPR analysis has found that regions in the north of England receive less than half the life science investment made in the south.

Planning system changes to benefit culture venues

Changes to the planning system will save theatres, concert halls and live music performance venues for future generations.

£33m promised to save at-risk arts venues

Arts Council England has announced that 196 organisations will receive a share of £33 million to prevent them going bust.

Up to one third of UK may refuse coronavirus vaccine

A new poll has revealed that nearly a third of people in the UK may not get a coronavirus vaccine if one is developed.

Fears that vulnerable teenagers could fall through gaps

The coronavirus pandemic could see a lost generation of vulnerable teenagers falling through gaps in the school and social care systems.

£1.57bn to protect cultural, arts and heritage institutions

Britain’s arts, culture and heritage industries will receive a £1.57 billion rescue package to help weather the impact of coronavirus.

Online tool seeks to involve youth view in policy making

Young people are being invited to share their views on key issues with the government by using a new ‘Involved’ Instagram platform.

Third of nurseries may be forced to close

A third of nurseries in the most disadvantaged areas of the UK may be forced to close due to financial difficulties.

1,000s of children at risk when EU Settlement closes

Coram Children’s Legal Centre has warned that thousands of children are at risk of being left without status after Brexit.

Johnson announces new school building programme

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out a transformative ten-year rebuilding programme for schools across England.

Children needing foster care rises by 44 per cent

Barnardo’s has declared a ‘state of emergency’ as the number of children needing foster care has risen by 44 per cent.

Thousands of children set to benefit from free meals

Disadvantaged children in England will now benefit from free healthy meals and enriching activities throughout the summer.