Here’s some of the headlines and links from the world of social work:

Destitution in the UK 2020: This Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) report reveals that even before the COVID-19 outbreak destitution in the UK was growing in scale and intensity. Since 2017 many more households, including families with children, have been pushed to the brink.

The implications of Covid-19 on the school funding landscapeThe National Foundation of Educational Research (NFER) research report is part of a larger suite of research focusing on schools’ responses to Covid-19.

Vulnerable children and young people surveyThe Department for Education (DfE) has updated its report covering data from waves 1 to 14 of the local authority survey in England to help understand the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on children’s social care. Figures show that the total number of referrals during Wave 14 (2 – 8 November) was 12% lower than the usual number at that time of year.
Careless: Helping to improve council services to children in careThe Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has published a report highlighting findings from complaints about the services given to children and young people in care in England. The report shares case studies, learning and best practice guidance for local authorities.

England civil society submission to the United Nations committee on the rights of the child to inform its list of issues prior to reporting: The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) has published a report to mark the start of the UK’s examination under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The report sets out civil society’s top concerns for the UN to investigate and reveals that children’s rights have regressed in many areas since the UN’s last examination in 2016. The submission is endorsed by 90 organisations in England

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