Laura McCardle meets shadow childcare minister Alison McGovern.
With reoffending by a small cohort of highly troubled young people stubbornly high, the Youth Justice Board hopes efforts to better prepare offenders for life outside custody will prevent them returning.
Latest research shows a 20 per cent funding gap between the cost of delivering free childcare and the amount paid to providers, with experts warning it could jeopardise the government programme if not addressed.
Catrin Gosby, researcher at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the government's proposed guidance on children and young people in detention who have special educational needs and disabilities.
A halving of the number of children approved for adoption looks set to have far-reaching consequences for how local authorities and voluntary adoption agencies work, despite government efforts to stem the fall.
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