Indepth

It has taken four years to transfer most children with special educational needs and disabilities to a new support system. While parents appear satisfied with the process, campaigners have criticised the quality of some care plans.

Delays undermine asylum transfer scheme

By Derren Hayes |

24 April 2018

Campaigners back inspection report that shows funding and capacity concerns are delaying transfers of unaccompanied children.

Amid a rise in knife crime, new Serious Violence Strategy is to fund projects working with young people at risk of involvement with gangs. But experts say work with children needs to be in universal settings and start earlier.

Will reception test be beneficial?

By Nick Brook and Nansi Ellis |

24 April 2018

The government is to develop a rating of pupils' ability when they enter reception, but experts disagree on whether it will be a good measure of schools' work and improve the education that children receive.

More support for young carers

By Jane Payler and Dr Victoria Cooper |

24 April 2018

Study highlights challenges faced by children with seriously ill parents and the extra support needed.