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Welsh parents owe thousands in school dinner debts

Image copyright Reuters Parents in Wales owed more than £400,000 in unpaid school dinner debts at the end of last year, figures have shown. In seven Welsh authorities, the debt has leapt by nearly 90%…

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Bristol uni suicides: Parents crowdfund inquest costs

Image copyright Family picture Image caption Natasha Abrahart took her own life after telling university staff she had suicidal thoughts The parents of a student who killed herself have launched a crowdfunding page to cover…


Free school meals ‘rural pride’ stops parents claiming

Image caption Around a fifth of pupils at this Holyhead school claim free school meals Stigma attached to free school meals stops some parents claiming, which has a knock-on impact on school budgets, it has…


Parents head to High Court over special needs cuts

Image copyright Sarah Jones Image caption Sarah Jones: Parents of SEND children already face a fight “This is not about getting extra violin lessons for our kids. This is about the support they need to…


Head teachers explain funding protest to parents

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Head teachers are telling parents that budgets have been “cut to the bone” Head teachers representing schools across England are writing to parents to explain why they are going…


More support needed for ‘abandoned’ adoptive parents

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne adoptive couple said they were left “at the end of our tether” and blamed lack of help from the start. More practical and emotional support is…


‘We felt abandoned as adoptive parents’

More practical and emotional support is urgently needed for adoptive families, says the National Adoption Service. More than 300 children were adopted in the last year in Wales. The Welsh Government said it was committed…


Ofsted cuts leave parents guessing, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Parents in England are not getting the assurance they need about the quality of education their children are receiving, a committee of MPs warns. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says it…


Grieving parents call for safety action to stop crash deaths

Image copyright Family picture Image caption Trainee teacher Rhiannon Smith was killed in a car crash last year The parents of a woman killed in a car crash are calling for more government action to…



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