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A government pledge to spend an extra £4.3bn on schools over the next three years will only reverse cuts of the last decade and still leave further education facing a £1bn shortfall, according to analysis by the think-tank The Institute of Fiscal...

Children's services leaders have hit back at claims by a parliamentary inquiry that councils are acting as "recruiting sergeants" for paedophiles and criminal gangs by placing children in care homes out of their local area.

The Department for Education acted legally by withholding information relating to the withdrawn children's social care "mythbuster" guide, according to a ruling by the Information Commissioner.

Working with our elected members

| September 16, 2019

Charlie Taylor, the former government adviser whose review of the youth justice system led to widespread reforms to custody, is to step down as chair of the Youth Justice Board (YJB).

Young adult carers' housing needs still overlooked

By Dan Parton

| September 16, 2019

The housing needs of young adult carers are still being overlooked, according to a review by education and training think-tank the Learning & Work Institute.

Inspectors criticise SEND services in South Tyneside

By Dan Parton

| September 16, 2019

South Tyneside Borough Council has been heavily criticised by Ofsted for its slow pace of reform to services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) over the past five years.

A delayed call for evidence as part of a review of statutory guidance for council youth services will "happen very shortly", according to the government minister responsible for youth policy.

Elements of the national media are using unfounded prejudice to stir up hate and create a climate of fear for transgender children, leading youth organisations have warned.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to resurrect a bill to improve the way domestic abuse is tackled after landmark legislation on the issue was dropped following the suspension of parliament.

Schools minister Nick Gibb has taken charge of early years policy as part of the reshuffle of ministerial responsibilities at the Department for Education.

The chief executive of the National Citizenship Service Trust Michael Lynas has announced he will step down from the role next year.

The search for a charity that will distribute £580k of bursaries for youth work students from disadvantaged backgrounds launches today.

Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are not getting the support they need as councils and schools battle to cope with the twin threat of rising demand and funding pressures, according to a National Audit Office (NAO)...

Directors of children's services have raised concerns over government plans to ensure there is professional regulation for care staff in children's homes.

Government pledges action to curb early years paperwork

By Dan Parton

| September 10, 2019

The government and Ofsted are looking to reduce paperwork for early years practitioners as a survey reveals many feel overburdened by excessive administration.

Listening to our young people

| September 10, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new round of applications to set up "free" schools, with a focus on applications for alternative provision and special schools.