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Andrea Leadsom outlines work being undertaken by a ministerial group to assess gaps in family support.

UK silent on UN youth strategy

By Ally Dunhill and Emina Osmandzikovic

| January 29, 2019

Appointing a dedicated youth minister would help the UK implement the UN's strategy, say experts.

New inspections reveal progress

| January 29, 2019

Half of children's services inspected in their first year of the Ilacs system have improved their rating.

Swingeing cuts to youth services since 2010 are the result of an ideological drive to target support at disadvantaged young people, with little prospect of any change, says youth work expert and author Bernard Davies.

The government's 10-year vision for the NHS sets out key pledges to improve support for children and young people with mental health problems, including investing in crisis and community-based interventions.

Debate over care boarders

| January 29, 2019

Two new schemes aim to encourage councils to place more looked-after children at boarding schools.

Factors behind rise in remand

By Nina Jacobs

| January 29, 2019

Lack of magistrates and secure children's homes to blame for increase in children in custody on remand.

Evaluation of regional adoption agencies highlights mixed progress, with some starting to improve various aspects of the adoption process, while others are struggling to attract staff and develop shared IT functions.

Turning ACE into positive change

By Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green and Dr Jason Pandya-Wood

| January 02, 2019

Knowledge of adverse childhood experiences should be used to build children's resilience, say experts.

Factors for SEND funding crisis

| January 02, 2019

Research findings support local government calls for a 'reboot' of how SEND services are commissioned.