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The loss of its overall majority has been politically costly for the government, but it has also caused policy upheaval and ministerial changes affecting children's services. Sector leaders consider the implications.

The key to improving EHC plans

By Derren Hayes |

27 June 2017

Education health and care plans for SEND children need reforming not scrapping, say three sector experts.

Your guide to the Children and Social Work Act

By Derren Hayes |

31 May 2017

What the act means for everyday practice across the children's workforce.

Guide to tackling CSA in schools

By Derren Hayes |

04 May 2017

Schools are vital in educating about child sexual abuse, but too many do not discuss it, research shows.

Following Prime Minister Theresa May's election call, children's leaders are drawing up key policies. They say issues like school funding, free childcare and recruiting health visitors must not be drowned out by Brexit.

Proposal to boost pupil behaviour

By Derren Hayes |

11 April 2017

A Hampshire school's inclusion unit may provide a blueprint for addressing behavioural problems of pupils.

Children in care attainment tool

By Derren Hayes |

11 April 2017

How a resource analysing education progress for looked-after children could "revolutionise" support.

Improving readiness for school

By Colette Flowerdew-Kincaid |

28 March 2017

London mayor plan boosts links between school and early years so children are prepared for learning.

Are schools funding plans fair?

By Ivan Ould and Anne Heavey |

28 March 2017

Government proposals to revise the formula used to decide school funding is meant to move money to more deprived areas, but critics say changes place too much emphasis on pupils with additional needs.

Making the most of the government's U-turn on SRE

By Jonathan Baggaley |

14 March 2017

Why sex and relationships education must be part of compulsory PSHE.