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This is a free resource aimed at keeping colleagues informed about government policy, changes in legislation and to enhance good practice. We do our best to keep up to date, publishing briefings and guides at least monthly.


September 2016

Policy Briefing

 Briefing 183:

(15th September 2016)

It's not on the Radar: The Hidden Diversity of Children and Young People at Risk of Sexual Exploitation in England - Barnardo's Report 2016

This report highlights how public and professional perception often stereotype victims of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

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Policy Briefing

 Briefing 182:

(15th September 2016)

The Modern Slavery Act

The Modern Slavery Act received Royal Assent on 26th March 2015 and became law from March 2016. It is based on the Modern Slavery Strategy (MSS) which was published in November 2014.

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Policy Briefing

 Briefing 181:

(15th September 2016)

National Children's Bureau (NCB) - Practice Guidance: Supporting Young People with HIV Testing and Prevention

Following consultation with relevant stakeholders, this practice guidance has been produced to enhance confidence in recognising and responding to potential risk and prevention of HIV for children and young people. It also deals with testing and support for those children and young people who receive a positive HIV diagnosis. This is aimed at non-health professionals such as social workers who do not provide testing, treatment or advice as part of their day to day work.


August 2016

Policy Briefing

 Briefing 180:

(18th August 2016)

Eight-year-olds Identified in Infancy as at Risk of Harm: Report of a Prospective Longitudinal Study Research Report: July 2016

Published by the Department for Education in July 2016, this study follows up a small sample of 8-year-old children for whom there had been concerns of abuse or neglect before their first birthdays.

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Policy Briefing

 Briefing 179:

(18th August 2016)

Report of Sir Martin Narey's Independent Review of Children's Residential Care

In October 2015 the former Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Education commissioned a review of children's residential care in England.

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Policy Briefing

 Briefing 178:

(18th August 2016)

Keep on Caring - Supporting Young People from Care to Independence (Department for Education, July 2016)

Keep on Caring - Supporting Young People from Care to Independence sets out the government's plans and ambitions for improvements to the way in which support is provided to young people leaving care.


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