Here at Researching Reform, we have some very favourite publications we think are must-reads for anyone interested in child welfare and the family courts, and the briefing series by the House of Commons library is brilliant.

The papers are produced to offer insight on the latest child welfare developments in the news. They offer really well written summaries on the historical, legislative, and political backgrounds for these issues, in clear English.

This week the library has published a few papers which are worth checking out, so we’re adding them below:

Food poverty: Households, food banks and free school meals

This briefing offers statistics on household food insecurity, food bank usage and free school meals in the UK, and tracks the impact of coronavirus.

Sexual harassment in education

This paper provides information on the requirements on schools, colleges, and universities, and covers relevant recent developments, following concerns about sexual harassment in all stages of education.

Coronavirus and schools: FAQs

This briefing paper analyses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on schools and students. It mostly focuses on England, and has been updated following the wider reopening of schools in England on 8 March 2021.