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Aside from the speculation frenzy about a snap general election, there was a discernible shift in Labour's tone last week towards the nation's young. Cathy Wallace galloped round the conference fringe to sample the mood in the post-Blair era....

Environmental policy and discussions about Menzies Campbell's future as leader may have dominated the headlines but as Nancy Rowntree reports, getting children out of poverty was also a key focus at last week's Liberal Democrat conference.

Children's Secretary Ed Balls has launched an online campaign and guidance to crack down on cyberbullies - those who use text messages and emails to torment others. But will these new measures prove to be enough, asks Tristan Donovan.

Calls to fund crime prevention work beyond the next six months have coincided with the juvenile secure estate reaching full capacity. Alison Bennett investigates why projects keeping young people away from crime have been left in limbo.

While England starts to implement the Early Years Foundation Stage, in Wales pilots of the Foundation Phase, a new curriculum for children aged three to seven, are well under way. Cathy Wallace gauges the feedback from schools and nurseries....

Released under a storm of internal mud-slinging, the Conservatives' proposals for public services combine a throwback to Thatcherism with innovative ideas for education. They have gained a mixed reaction from the sector, as Cathy Wallace finds...

Despite proven health benefits for mothers and babies, many hospitals in England are failing in their duty to promote good practice on breastfeeding. Nancy Rowntree reports on why so few maternity units are implementing baby-friendly policies....

Nearly 140,000 children and young people are living with communication impairment.

Figures obtained by Children & Young People Now have revealed vast differences in how councils identify children missing from education while many are unable to provide any numbers, despite a legal duty to do so. Nancy Rowntree reports.