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Football helps child refugees in UK reach goals, says Guardian

18 April 2017
The scheme that's housing asylum seeking children and young people in care that is challenging negative images through food and football

Children in care 'pinballed' around system, warns children's commissioner

18 April 2017
Nearly three-quarters of children in care have experienced a change in school, home or social worker over a 12-month period, data collated by the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England has shown.

Funding for projects to improve children's life chances

18 April 2017
The consortium of four charities - The National Literacy Trust, National Children’s Bureau (NCB), Peeple and the Foundation Years Trust – have been awarded £430,000 from the Department for Education, funding which was announced last week, to deliver projects to support familie...

Loneliness a key concern for thousands of children

13 April 2017
Thousands of young people are reaching out to Childline for help with feelings of loneliness and isolation as they struggle with the pressures of growing up in today's society.

Playgrounds closures 'threaten children's health'

13 April 2017
Children’s playgrounds are closing at an alarming rate across the country, threatening the fight against obesity, it is revealed today. Research by the Association of Play Industries (API) found that 112 playgrounds across 28 local authority areas were shut between 2014 and 2015, with a f...

A third of Sure Start children’s centres in England lost, says Labour

05 April 2017
A third of designated Sure Start children’s centres have been lost since 2010 in England, with 1,240 fewer than when the coalition took office, according to Labour.

'Little robust evidence' of school peer support effectiveness

05 April 2017
A research review conducted by an independent research firm found that, according to the small number of robust impact assessments that have been conducted there is "limited clear and robust evidence of effectiveness of one-to-one school-based projects".

Troubled Families Programme First Annual Report published

04 April 2017
The first annual report setting out how the current Troubled Families Programme has been supporting the most disadvantaged families shows how so far 185,000 families with multiple problems are receiving dedicated support to change their lives for the better.
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