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Children and Families Act 2014

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  • Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Children and Families Act 2014 has wide-ranging implications for children's services, from the creation of childminder agencies to better support for young people in care.

School absence rates show significant fall

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  • Thursday, June 5, 2014
The government is claiming victory for its tough love approach to tackling truancy, after latest figures show a drop in the overall and persistent absentee rates of pupils.

New Year's Honours celebrate sector's work

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  • Thursday, January 2, 2014
The chief executive of Family Action is among more than 100 people, including youth workers, foster carers and health professionals, awarded a New Year's honour in recognition of their work with children and young people.

UK children's rights record fails to improve

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  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The UK's record on protecting children and young people's human rights has failed to improve over the past year because of systemic problems with government policy and public service delivery, the Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) has said.

Lincolnshire academies accused of discrimination

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  • Friday, January 13, 2012
Lincolnshire County Council is to investigate claims that some local academies are "subtly dissuading" parents of children with special education needs (SEN) from applying for a place at their school.

Legal Update: Expanding the school census

New guidance on the collection of school census data should not affect any child's right to access compulsory education, writes Anita Hurrell, legal and policy officer at Coram Children's Legal Centre.

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