LGA analysis shows demographic and social issues linked to deprivation account for half the variation in spending on children's services. Sector leaders say it reinforces calls for government to increase funding.
In an interview with CYP Now, former children's minister Edward Timpson outlines his approach to new roles at Cafcass, the children's commissioner for England, school exclusions review and safeguarding practice panel.
Proposals over size, location and mixed gender populations of secure schools raise campaigners' concerns.
Policymakers must improve cooking lessons for primary pupils to cut obesity levels, warns academic.
Experts say more research is needed on impact of routine enquiry into adverse childhood experiences.
The number of babies born prematurely has increased in the last two decades...