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Derbyshire social pedagogy

| June 29, 2017

Residential care practitioners use social pedagogy to provide support in much the same way as a birth parent would.

Department for Education proposals to scrap tests for seven-year-olds and introduce a new assessment at age four or five would not deliver the improvements required within primary schools, education campaigners have warned.

Plans to publish a three-year youth policy are set to be pursued by the new government, the sector has been told.

The number of children's centres in Birmingham could fall from 61 to just 10 as part of a major reorganisation of services, it has emerged.

Up to 27 children's centres are at risk of closure as part of efforts to save £1.12m from the early years budget, a council has warned.

Childcare funding has suffered a real-terms cut in more than a quarter of local authorities in England over the past five years despite additional government funding, an investigation has found.

Responsibility for youth policy has been handed to the government minister who oversees sport, it has been confirmed.

Local authorities are making "unfair and unbalanced" early years funding decisions because the sector is underrepresented on official decision-making forums, a childcare organisation has claimed.

Youth work should be legally protected by ensuring only qualified practitioners can use the title "youth worker" with their names recorded on a national register, a union has suggested.

The proportion of children receiving an immediate custodial sentence for knife possession offences has risen by seven percentage points in the past nine years, according to Ministry of Justice statistics.