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Social workers should consider home visits for at least six months if there are suspicions that a child is being abused or neglected, new guidance has suggested.

Ofsted praises SEN funding approach in Leeds

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

17 February 2017

The way young people with special educational needs are funded in Leeds is among a number of areas of practice to be praised following an inspection of provision.

Councils have warned that increasing levels of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in young people is linked to a lack of good-quality sex and relationship education (SRE) in schools, claiming that making the subject statutory will help address the issue.

The Brexit process risks taking up so much parliamentary time that unless legislation to make sex and relationships education (SRE) compulsory is pushed through now, it could be years before another opportunity emerges, Labour MP Stella Creasy has warned.

Attempts to improve links between schools and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are largely working, a study has found.

Government announces 24 new cadet units

By Neil Puffett |

13 February 2017

A further 24 schools where cadet units will be established have been announced as part of a government drive to create a total of 500 by 2020.

Head teachers warn of mental health support shortage for pupils

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

09 February 2017

More than half of school leaders across England and Wales struggle to find mental health services for pupils who need help, research has found. 

More than half of the children and young people's workforce have received little or no learning in their initial training about speech, language and communication (SLC) development, a study has found.

A London borough has been praised by inspectors for its work to promote personal budgets and improve academic performance among children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The government has opted not to act on a series of recommendations to address racism and religious discrimination in schools suggested by the youth select committee.