Keeping Children in Safe and Loving Homes

Keeping Children in Safe and Loving Homes

Too many children grow up with their lives overshadowed by abuse and neglect

We are concerned that opportunities to intervene early are being missed for thousands of children at risk of abuse or neglect. Vital family support services for problems like domestic violence provide help that can stop problems spiralling out of control, and prevent the need for statutory services later on. However, years of austerity and budget cuts mean that often, these essential support services are no longer available.

 

Our work on the ground through our services, policy and research

We support families at risk of neglect through community projects and services. We lobby governments, work collaboratively with stakeholders and commission research. We have heard from than 18,000 children, young people, parents and professionals.

But much more needs to happen. It is time for Government to take a lead and ensure that any child who needs help, gets help.  

Sometimes no-one believes you. No-one comes to your house to see what's going on. So no-one might know or can tell from the outside.
Chloe, young person

Policy latest

From a Sure Start to a questionable future

Posted by Dan Breslin
Thursday, July 12, 2018

It has been 20 years since the Spending Review committed more than £450 million for the first Sure Start Centres.

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T36,000 children are at risk of potential abuse and neglect in a cycle of repeated referrals

Posted by
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Research reveals children are repeatedly referred to children’s social care without receiving the support they need.

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Does what you spend make a difference to what you get?

Posted by
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

New research from the Local Government Association answers the $64,000 question facing children's services.

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