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The National Children's Bureau is a leading charity that for 50 years has been improving the lives of children and young people, especially the most vulnerable. We work with children and for children, to influence government policy, be a strong voice for young people and practitioners, and provide creative solutions on a range of social issues.

NCB Blog

  • Reflections on ‘Growing Up Happy’

    Reflections on ‘Growing Up Happy’ What can be done to protect the mental health of children and ...

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  • Getting the 30-hours of free childcare right.

    As the Childcare Bill finishes its journey through the House of the Lords, Heather Ransom, from NCB...

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  • Xbox or Instagram - are they holding children back in exams?

    The internet can a powerful part of children’s learning, but are digital distractions undermining G...

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Growing up happy

As part of the Children’s Policy Research Unit’s ‘Growing Up Happy’ conference, Young NCB members reflect on essential elements in creating happiness and wellbeing.

NCB News


    Children at risk of criminalisation for trivial misbehaviour

    In a report published today (30th Nov), Parliamentarians call for a change in police procedures so that some child behaviours, such as ‘sexting’ or fighting in residential children’s homes, can be dealt with in a different way by the police, avoiding the child having a criminal record which can undermine their future life chances.

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    NCB Statement on the Spending Review and Autumn Statement

    ‘Once again children and young people are amongst those who will lose out the most from underfunded services and tightened state support. It is striking that the Chancellor has chosen not to protect children with an equivalent to the continuing 'triple lock' on pensions despite the fact that they are twice as likely to be living in poverty as older people...'

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