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Councils should act as a "middle tier" between schools and central government as the number of academies expands, according to a Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) study.

Gabriella Jozwiak talks to Stephen Greene, chair of the National Citizen Service Trust.

Local authorities are failing to support home-educated children with special educational needs (SEN) and health conditions, a cross-party group of MPs has warned.

Young people aged 16 to 25 work alongside tradespeople to renovate empty homes and learn construction skills

Healthwatch organisations will be responsible for making sure that young patients' views are heard and acted upon

Ofsted will inspect local authorities that do not use their powers to "effectively" improve performance in schools and early years settings, it has been confirmed.

The Early Intervention Foundation has chosen a former aide to Tony Blair to champion its work as chief executive.

The number of 16- to 24-year-olds not in education, employment or training (Neet) tops the one million mark, a work and pensions committee report raises concerns over Universal Credit, and Croydon council is fined for failing to provide education...

Children and families minister Edward Timpson has praised the efforts of people working to improve children, young people and families' lives, at the 2012 CYP Now Awards.

Bradford Council is offering training grants to local people interested in childcare to help meet a shortage of early years places for two-year-olds.

 

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