01/12/2023: Young Criminalised Women’s Needs Are Neglected

Agenda Alliance and the Alliance for Youth Justice call for a gender-sensitive support for criminalised young women.

(Russell Webster)

23/11/2023: Councils’ failings lead to lack of options for children with SEND, ombudsman warns

Parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are being denied a choice in their children’s support due to councils’ failure to “fully understand” how their personal . . . budgets are used, a local government and social care ombudsman (LGO) report finds. (Children and Young People Now)

22/11/2023: Guidance to allow transgender children to socially transition in English schools

Government likely to let children change names, pronouns or uniforms in guidance to be issued this year, reports say.


20/11/2023: Dame Kelly Holmes recalls youth when ‘being gay was very taboo’

Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes has spoken about growing up in Kent at a time when being gay was “stigmatised”.