New law to make school uniform costs affordable for all

School uniforms will be made more affordable for families under a new law passed by parliament that will require schools to follow new statutory guidance on uniform costs instructing them to keep prices down. The cross-party support for the Bill recognised the costs parents face for school uniform, particularly for branded

NSPCC partner with Ladybird to publish the charity’s first children’s book

The NSPCC have announced their partnership with Ladybird to publish the charity’s first children’s book. Pantosaurus and the power of PANTS is set to hit the shelves in July following a crowdfunding campaign last year which saw NSPCC supporters raise £46,440 to help the children’s charity with the project. Based on the

IWF launches new campaigns to combat the rise in self-generated abuse imagery

Today, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has launched two campaigns to tackle the rise in self-generated abuse imagery of young and teenage girls and raise awareness of the risks posed by online predators. Backed by the UK Home Office and Microsoft, the ‘Gurls Out Loud’ campaign aims to empower young and

Transforming mental health in schools and colleges: the impact of COVID-19

The Royal Society of Medicine and the mental health charity Mind are inviting clinicians, researchers, teachers, parents, and young people to gather at an online conference hosted on Thursday 22 April from 10.00am to 5.30pm to explore how lockdown has affected mental health in UK schools. Speakers at the conference will examine the

Read Easy is calling for volunteers in LCR

Many people take reading for granted but without the ability to read, everything in life is so much more difficult. It does not just affect your ability to find employment or enjoy a good book. It can be life-changing in many ways.  One such example has been highlighted throughout the recent pandemic. The term