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High Court dismisses council's bid to prevent children of suspected Isis sympathiser being taken abroad; hundreds of children vaccinated following measles outbreak, and Archbishop of Canterbury calls for resignation of his predecessor following report on the way the church handled sexual abuse, all in the news today.

One of the best performing youth offending services (YOS) in England and Wales is to undergo a full review to save £500,000.

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.

Lack of careers advice in Wales creating a "poverty trap"; council set to make decision on future of director of children's services following disciplinary meeting; and boys wear skirts to school in protest against uniform policy, all in the news today.

Many child protection practices currently used by social workers, such as multi-agency safeguarding hubs (Mash) may be ineffective, as there is a lack of evidence about whether they make a positive difference, it has been claimed.

Study finds that children who write for pleasure achieve better results in the classroom; having an older father found to result in higher IQ; and Gloucestershire police criticised for leaving children at risk of child sexual exploitation, all in the news today.

The number of calls to NSPCC's helpline concerning emotional abuse of children has tripled in the last seven years, figures released by the charity have shown.

Study looks at language used by online groomers

By Des Mannion

| June 19, 2017

A children's rights expert has been made a dame in the Queen's birthday honours, with more than 130 people in total being recognised for their contribution to children's services or education.

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.

A secure training centre in Kent that was taken over by the government after allegations of abuse emerged has been rated "inadequate" by inspectors for the second time in less than a year.

Two councils have been told their children's services departments are no longer "inadequate" following inspections by Ofsted.

A council has been rated "inadequate" by Ofsted after inspectors found "serious and widespread failures" across children's services and questioned the integrity of its leadership team.

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.

Number of applications for children to be taken into care rises; children "confused" about the origin of food; and air pollution is risking children's health, all in the news today.

Timpson departure 'a loss' for children's sector, says Loughton

By Gabriella Jozwiak and Neil Puffett

| June 12, 2017

Edward Timpson's defeat in last week's general election, meaning he will be replaced as children's minister, is a loss for the sector, his predecessor Tim Loughton has said.

Several youth organisations have been awarded a share of £1m from a national grant fund.

A council has given the green light to plans to cut £400,000 from its youth service budget by axing community youth work projects.

A charity has said an overhaul of support for children with special educational needs is necessary because changes currently being implemented are restricting access to support for young people.