Four out of five young people with autism have experienced mental health problems but are struggling to access support, research has revealed.
Although the population of the youth secure estate has dropped substantially, youth custody settings are struggling to improve support for young people, with outcomes described as "not good enough".
Ofsted inspections of school-based early years provision reveals a picture of quality services delivered by highly qualified staff, skilled in helping to prepare children for their transition to primary school.
The way local authority children's services are inspected is set to undergo major change from January 2018, with Ofsted planning to move to a more proportionate system that focuses on councils that are already struggling.
Jess Brown meets Sean Harford, Ofsted's director for education.
Inspectorate's annual report on children's social care services flags up concerns over leadership, safeguarding, caseloads and support for care leavers, while a consultation outlines its plans for a new inspection system.
Inspection is a tough brief. Just like a football referee, an Ofsted inspector...
A report into the progress made on Every Child Matters by local authorities...