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Children looked after by local authorities rise

The number of children looked after by the local authorities in England has risen to 82,170 in 2022. This is up 2% from the previous year and continuing the rise seen in recent years. The figures are included in a statistical release from the Department for Education....

Latests figures released regarding children in need

The latest figures have been published by the Department for Education on children referred to and assessed by children's social services for the year ending 31 March 2022. The figures state there are 404,310 children in need in England. This is the highest number...

Minimum Age for Marriage Raised

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Act 2022 will raise the age of marriage and civil partnership in England and Wales to eighteen years old on 27 February 2023. This removes the old right for sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds to marry or enter a civil...