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Special educational needs provision: Legal Update

By Coram Children's Legal Centre

| April 30, 2019

Ombudsman criticises council over failures that led to boy with special educational needs being denied a year of full-time education.

The Crime Survey for England and Wales estimates that there were 1.2 million female and 713,000 male victims of domestic abuse in 2016/17, respectively 7.5 and 4.4 per cent of the total population.

The Ferret: Rookie help from the man with no name

By The Ferret

| April 30, 2019

Sniffing out stories that have gone to ground. Picture: adogslifephoto/Adobe Stock

First 1,001 Days: ADCS view

By Rachel Dickinson, president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services 2019/20

| April 05, 2019

Boosting access to childcare for working parents has been a key government priority in recent years.

First 1,001 Days: WAVE Trust view

By George Hosking, chief executive and research director, WAVE Trust

| April 05, 2019

In 2014-15, the all-party parliamentary group for conception to age two - the first 1,001 days, took six months' evidence from leading UK academics and practitioners, asking what should be key policies for a child's first 1,001 days of life....

First 1,001 Days: Government view

By Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Leader of the House of Commons

| April 05, 2019

All those who believe that the period from conception to two is vital in shaping the course of a child's life should be greatly encouraged that more and more people in Westminster are agreeing with them.

First 1,001 Days - Early Intervention Foundation view

By By Tom McBride, director of evidence, Early Intervention Foundation

| April 05, 2019

The first 1,000 days of a child's life is a period of rapid physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, and an important phase for brain development. It's a time that lays the foundations for a happy, healthy and productive life....

This case in the Court of Appeal found that a mother's consent to a care order had been secured by "oppressive behaviour" and warned that judges must be careful not to put unreasonable pressure on parties to care proceedings.

At a recent House of Commons debate on childcare and early education, there was confusion among parliamentarians as to the whereabouts of children's minister Nadhim Zahawi.

Legal Update: Preventative and early intervention services

By Coram Children's Legal Centre

| March 26, 2019

Early help prevents problems faced by children and families from escalating, but funding pressures have seen services scaled back.