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Specialist employment support for London care leavers

By Joanne Horne

| January 02, 2019

Charity builds the confidence and personal skills of care leavers to get them work ready.

An apprenticeship store for Stockport young people

By Nina Jacobs

| January 02, 2019

Council-funded independent advice service is a one-stop-shop for apprenticeships.

Council programme brings apprenticeship-hungry young people together with employers.

Charity gives Kent young people's opportunities a lift

By Nina Jacobs

| January 02, 2019

Twelve-week programme prepares disadvantaged young people for work or training.

Legal Update: Multi-agency safeguarding arrangements

By Coram Children's Legal Centre

| January 02, 2019

New guidance sets out what organisations and agencies must do to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

Better support for care leavers

By Mark Riddell

| January 02, 2019

Councils must focus more on their corporate parenting role for care leavers in 2019, says DfE expert.

Children's minister Nadhim Zahawi has rejected campaigners' calls to introduce a national minimum allowance for foster carers looking after young people under Staying Put arrangements.

Ofsted has praised improvements made by a mutual to a children's services department it took over last year, but warns that concerns remain over high caseloads for social workers.

Disadvantaged children taught in two-thirds of academy chain schools have lower attainment levels than the mainstream school average, research has shown.

Children's services in Leeds has been praised by Ofsted for delivering on its commitment to become a 'child-friendly city'.

Health visitors should have a greater role in preparing disadvantaged young children for school and ensuring they do not fall behind their peers, according to a report.

A newly elected member of a London council has pledged to donate £1,000 of her councillor's allowance to create a new three-year fund for disadvantaged young people.

Persistent problems with management oversight at Haringey Council have been cited as contributing to children's services being rated 'requires improvement' by Ofsted.

Extra government funding to meet the costs of educating rising numbers of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) is insufficient to avert a schools cash "crisis", children's services leaders have said.

Children with serious mental health problems should be given a greater say over their treatment, according to an independent review into the Mental Health Act.

A year after being appointed, the government's national implementation adviser for care leavers has published his first annual report looking at the quality of support across England.

Councils are struggling to ensure there are sufficient funded childcare places for disadvantaged two-year-olds, due to the introduction of the 30 hours entitlement for working families, a survey has found.

The attainment gap between disadvantaged primary school pupils and their peers is continuing to narrow, government figures show.

A council has made a commitment to ensure that by 2020 all children and young people in its area with a diagnosed mental health problem receive specialist treatment.