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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.

Tackling offender mental health

By Neil Puffett |

11 April 2017

A Mac-UK scheme could point the way for supporting young offenders with mental health problems.

Children in care attainment tool

By Derren Hayes |

11 April 2017

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

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.

Tackling health visitor struggles

By Derren Hayes |

28 March 2017

Local authorities need to be given more flexibility over delivering child health checks, says LGA chief.

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.

Derren Hayes talks to Helen Marshall, chief executive of youth health charity Brook.

How to deliver better EHC plans

By Derren Hayes |

14 February 2017

Council for Disabled Children guidance for local authorities on producing education, health and care plans for SEND children.

Much has already been said about the new National Schools Funding Formula, but one aspect of the reform has not had quite so much attention - the new central school services block.

What progress for SLCN support?

By Jean Gross |

31 January 2017

Review of support for child speech, language and communication needs will assess if provision has improved.