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.

Clarity sought on secure schools

By Neil Puffett |

26 June 2018

Proposals over size, location and mixed gender populations of secure schools raise campaigners' concerns.

Schools key to obesity response

By Suzanne Gomersall |

26 June 2018

Policymakers must improve cooking lessons for primary pupils to cut obesity levels, warns academic.

Advice on using ACE enquiry

By Derren Hayes, Alana Ryan and Karen Bateson |

26 June 2018

Experts say more research is needed on impact of routine enquiry into adverse childhood experiences.