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By Nina Jacobs
| July 04, 2019
The children's commissioner for England is challenging the next Prime Minister to pledge a £10bn rescue package to rebuild services for the most vulnerable children and end high-cost crisis-led provision.
By Coram Children's Legal Centre
| July 03, 2019
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The government has ignored key recommendations for addressing inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) children, according to the committee behind the report.
A third of councils fear funding for statutory services such as child protection will run out within three years as they face an overall funding gap of more than £3bn by 2020, a survey has shown.
The quality of children's social care is improving, according to new official figures from Ofsted, which has judged 46 per cent of departments as "good" or "outstanding".
By Dan Parton
| July 02, 2019
More free schools should be opened in disadvantaged areas of England, an education charity has said.
| July 01, 2019
Campaigners have criticised the government's Youth Obligation Support Programme over high drop-out rates and increased risk of benefit sanctions among the country's most disadvantaged young people.
Children's service leaders in Barnet have been praised for creating a child-focused department after their Ofsted rating jumped from "inadequate" to "good" in just two years.
| June 28, 2019
Tens of millions of pounds of free school meal funding allocated to some of the poorest children goes missing every year, latest research suggests.
| June 27, 2019
The July edition of CYP Now analyses key developments in policy, practice and research in the drive to improve mental health support in schools.
Take-up of funded childcare for the most disadvantaged two-year-olds has dropped by more than five per cent amid increasing demand for 30 hours places for three- and four-year-olds, new official figures show.
| June 26, 2019
As children's mental health needs increase, schools, charities and councils are working to develop new ways of supporting pupils' wellbeing through the curriculum and improve therapeutic interventions.
The number of nursery workers qualified to Level 3 has hit crisis point after dropping 37 per cent in the last four years, according to a new report by the National Day Nurseries Association.
Public sector workers should be required to consider diabetes in children and young people as a safeguarding risk, a serious case review into the death of diabetic teenager has recommended.
Self-help resources are increasingly being used by people worried about their sexual attitudes towards children, the Home Secretary has reported.
| June 25, 2019
Hub4Leaders partnered with The Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools at Leeds Beckett University to conduct a national survey into mental health provision for pupils in the UK.
It is crucial for schools to be able to identify early all children with social, emotional, behavioural and/or mental health needs, so adapted support can be provided before children reach crisis point.
DfE commissioned this study to further understanding of the extent that current content of schools' published policies and other information demonstrates relevant approaches and activities.
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