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Budget: Five key priorities to be addressed

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  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Investment in youth services, a “properly remunerated” childcare workforce and clarity on pay for kinship carers are among issues the sector has called for the Chancellor to include in his Budget.

ADCS calls for wider children's workforce development

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  • Friday, April 20, 2018
Government must broaden the scope of its workforce development plans for the children's sector if local authorities are to be able to deal with ongoing financial constraints, the new president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services has said.

Early intervention initiative set to expand

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  • Monday, April 16, 2018
A national task force is to expand its efforts to help local authorities, charities and funders intervene early to avoid children and young people experiencing a range of social problems.

DfE unveils 'opportunity area' plans

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  • Monday, October 9, 2017
Detailed blueprints for turning six "social mobility cold spots" into "opportunity areas" by enhancing support for disadvantaged children have been unveiled by the Department for Education.

DfE commits to children's centres consultation

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  • Tuesday, January 3, 2017
A consultation on the future of children's centres will still take place, despite news that the life chances strategy that it was due to be part of has been ditched, the Department for Education has said.

Cross-government child poverty unit scrapped

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  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The government's cross-departmental child poverty unit has been abolished, with the government confirming that its functions have been subsumed into the wider remit of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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