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| June 29, 2017
Residential care practitioners use social pedagogy to provide support in much the same way as a birth parent would.
| June 23, 2017
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.
| June 19, 2017
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.
| June 16, 2017
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.
| June 15, 2017
Responsibility for youth policy has been handed to the government minister who oversees sport, it has been confirmed.
| June 12, 2017
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.
| June 08, 2017
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.
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