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The Trussell Trust wants the Government to introduce a hotline to each food bank's local Job Centre Plus to support people in crisis quicker.

Free children's books are being given out in Rick Stein restaurants to encourage reading for pleasure.

The Government’s plans to extend the free childcare offer for all three- and four-year-olds in England from 15 to 30 hours a week for children in working families from September 2017 are ‘only likely to increase parental employment slightly’, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

The sector has reacted angrily to a Daily Mail article alleging that large numbers of childminders and nannies are feeding children food such as,‘sausage rolls, burgers, chips and Belgian waffles’, against parents' wishes.

More than two million children from working families are in poverty, reveals a new report commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

A petition to extend maternity leave for mothers of the around 60,000 babies born prematurely in the UK each year, has been signed by more than 120,000 people and could lead to a change in the law.

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which represents 92,000 businesses, wants a universal childcare entitlement up until school entry to help firms retain staff and working parents to progress.

New research puts into question the amount of time that babies can safely spend in car seats.

The Welsh Government has announced further developments to its 30-hours free childcare pledge, as well as a funded package of courses to upskill its early years workforce.

New analysis by the charity Shelter reveals the number of children that face spending this Christmas homeless and in temporary accommodation is at its highest since 2007.