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Council leaders in Liverpool have failed to properly implement SEND reforms, resulting in "significant weaknesses" within education, health and care (EHC) planning, inspectors found.

A number of leading children's charities are calling on the government to overhaul teaching standards to ensure children with experience of care are better supported in school.

Children's services in Medway have significantly improved after an inspection report warned last year that some children were being left in situations of unassessed risk.

A university professor is calling for a national strategy to tackle inequalities that mean young black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people are less likely to access mental health services early.

Local authorities should be given control over school exclusions to help mend a "broken" system of support for vulnerable pupils that is driving them into crime, it is claimed today.

Charities are being offered grants to help boost take-up of free childcare for two-year-olds in London, after it emerged more than a third of the capital's most disadvantaged families are missing out.

"What are peers?", "What are neets?" and "Why do social workers call my home a placement?" are among the questions flagged by young people who helped produce a new publication that challenges jargon used in the care system.

Children affected by domestic abuse should be given priority for health support and school places, according to a report into the personal and financial cost of their experience.

Government reforms designed to boost take-up of its apprenticeships programme have been met with sharp falls among young new starters, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).

A group of charities and health organisations are looking for ideas on how technology can help support the mental health needs of young people.

Costs to childcare providers have risen sharply over the last three years, a government-funded study suggests.

Children's services in Slough - run by an independent trust since 2015 - has improved its Ofsted rating having spent seven years as "inadequate".

Understanding why unemployment and poor education affects so many young people after leaving care is to be the subject of a major study.

More than eight out of 10 secondary school teachers say they have taught a pupil who they believe self-harms but many lack the confidence and training to support them, a charity survey has found.

Health visitors are to receive specialist training to help spot speech, language and communication problems among disadvantaged children at an early stage.

A "shockingly high" number of children in custody and secure care settings have reported sexual abuse in recent years, according to an independent inquiry report.

The government's 30 hours funded childcare offer is leaving early years providers struggling financially and is limiting the number of places available to the most disadvantaged children, councils have warned.

A pilot "youth voice" initiative will help young people to shape national policy, the minister for civil society has claimed.