Scrutinising institutions

Bristol nurseries ‘are being asked to run a bankruptcy model’ during coronavirus

We talk to a nursery manager about the financial impact of coronavirus and the future of early years provision in Bristol.

'I have never experienced such intense stress': Social workers on the strain of cuts

Photoessay: Feeding the people we love


Felix Rd celebrates 75 years of adventure play

But playworkers warn that the future of play in Bristol is at risk, with adventure playgrounds struggling to stay open without council funding.


Hartcliffe Children’s Centre: staff numbers halved, parents worried


Council awards new youth services contracts two months late

Anti-FGM investigations 'discriminatory and undermining', say parents

Bristol Somali parents feel they are being unfairly targeted and questioned by authorities over FGM.

Staff losses imminent after 'massive' cuts to children's centre funding

Bristol City Council may have prevented children's centres from closing, but services for parents with young children are to be stretched even further

Transforming mental health provision in schools?

Therapists and educators criticise the government’s proposed changes to how mental health services are delivered.