Claims of pandemic fall in child anxiety may not apply across the whole country
A study which found that students’ anxiety levels were lower during the pandemic than in October 2019 was conducted among year 9 students in the south west of England.
Data from Barnardo’s doesn’t show the number of children needing foster care has grown 44%
Barnardo’s has seen a 44% increase in the number of children referred from councils to be placed in foster care during the pandemic.
BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck
Question Time on 1 November came from Clacton-on-Sea. Topics covered included income tax changes, austerity, early elections, policing priorities, and the impact on Brexit of the investigation into Arron Banks.
Are parents paying for free nursery places?
28% of childcare providers responding to a survey said they don’t provide entirely free childcare to parents whose children have places under the 30 hours free childcare scheme. These parents may be paying for additional hours or services.
Childcare costs in England
How much is childcare costing families?
Have childcare costs risen up to seven times faster than wages?
Parents of under-twos are particularly affected by rising nursery costs.
30 hours free childcare: only a quarter of places delivered?
54% of the places currently planned have been delivered so far.