Universal credit has become a serious threat to public health, doctors have said, after a study revealed that the stress of coping with the new benefits system had so profoundly affected claimants’ mental health that some considered suicide.
Headteacher Ian Read recalls when children ran riot in the corridors of his primary school and told anyone reckless enough to intervene where to go. But Watercliffe Meadow, Read’s school in the deprived north Sheffield community of Shirecliffe, has fought its way up the performance rankin...
The government should undertake a "fundamental shift" on early intervention policy by setting out a national strategy to tackle childhood adversity and trauma, and outline its plans for the future of children's centres, an influential group of MPs has said.
Speech and language campaigners have expressed "grave concerns" that the government is failing to support many children with speech, language and communications needs (SLCN), 10 years after the landmark Bercow Review on the issue.
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