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A council where children's services staff are set to strike next week has rubberstamped plans to close more than 20 children's centres.

Construction work has begun on a £4.8m youth zone in Lancashire.

More than a quarter of parents fear that they or their partner would have to give up work if their children could not attend a school breakfast club, research has claimed.

A council has agreed to pay a foster carer compensation after the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) found it had wrongfully denied the woman support over six years.

Children's services staff at a West Yorkshire local authority have voted to go on strike at the end of the month, with the announcement coming just hours after it was confirmed that the council's director for children's services (DCS) had quit...

The overwhelming majority of young people want sex and relationships education (SRE) in schools to be made compulsory, children's charity Barnardo's has said.

Conservative MPs have blocked an attempt by Labour to introduce compulsory sex and relationships education (SRE) through an amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill currently going through parliament.

Early years leaders have urged the Department for Education to prioritise the launch of its long-delayed consultation into the future of children's centres.

Early years organisations delivering high quality, evidence-based interventions can apply for a slice of funding worth £80m, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Cabinet Office have announced.

 

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