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Swindon's children's services leaders have been praised for their "swift and decisive action" which has turned around a decline in child protection work - just over a year after inspectors flagged concerns.

Children's social workers in their second and third years in the role are the most stressed, with more than two thirds reporting concerns over stress levels, new research has revealed.

Ofsted has warned York's children's services over the "unacceptable" use of unqualified staff who have been left handling "inappropriate levels of risk".

Summer initiative targets youth violence

By Dan Parton

| August 14, 2019

Young people at risk of violence are the focus of a new charity initiative that is offering more than 200 free courses this summer.

The charity that was dropped by the National Citizen Service (NCS) Trust earlier this month has said it will continue to operate.

The government is using takeaway chicken boxes to communicate an anti-knife crime message to young people.

Giving social workers a budget to spend on practical support for vulnerable children and families is proving popular with many practitioners, according to interim results from a pilot project.

The proportion of young people, particularly those from poor backgrounds, who believe going to university is not important has increased since 2013, according to new research.

Children and young people across England are set to benefit from a £3.3m government investment into 23 projects that focus on early intervention mental health support.

All schools in England should be encouraged to become sugar free to tackle worrying levels of child tooth decay, leading dentists have said.

Train your baby like a dog?!

| August 19, 2019

A new youth zone will be constructed in Grimsby as part of government efforts to regenerate the town, it has been announced.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has identified the introduction of a compulsory youth service as key to tackling violent crime affecting young people.

Five years after the introduction of 15 hours of government-funded childcare for the 40 per cent most deprived families, take-up has started to fall. Childcare experts explain what can be done to reinvigorate the market.

Pupils from England's most disadvantaged areas are almost twice as likely to fail their GCSEs than those from affluent backgrounds, according to analysis of exam results.

Staff at Feltham Young Offender institution (YOI) will receive extra training as part of efforts to address dangerous conditions, while the number of young people held there will continue to be limited until improvements are made, the government...

The postponement of a three-year funding settlement for local authorities due to uncertainty over Brexit could result in councils unnecessarily cutting back on services supporting vulnerable children and families, MPs have warned.

More than 210,000 children are homeless in England, with many forced to live in shipping containers, office blocks and bed and breakfast accommodation, according to a damning report published by the children's commissioner.