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The government's skills policy needs a "radical overhaul", the shadow international trade minister has suggested.

Early years and school settings are set to be judged on the quality of education they provide rather than performance data, if a proposed overhaul by Ofsted goes ahead.

The proportion of council maintained secondary schools in debt has rocketed over the last five years with almost one in three in the red, analysis of school budgets has found.

MPs have launched a scathing attack on government efforts to improve support for young people with mental health conditions, who they say "are being failed by the NHS".

A raft of reforms are needed to tackle rising rates of unconvicted children being "warehoused in unsafe child jails", a youth justice organisation has claimed.

A "dramatic" rise in the number of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) accessing early education is leading to a funding crisis in the sector, a childcare organisation has warned.

Government progress on supporting the educational needs of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) children has remained "flat" over the past five years, the children's minister has admitted.

Ofsted has praised improvements in children's services at a London borough over the past two years, lifting its rating from "inadequate" to "good".

Uniformed youth groups are to share £4.2m in government funding to boost the number of places for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Ofsted has awarded a local authority children's services department an outstanding judgment in recognition of its unrelenting "pursuit of excellence for children".

Cautious welcome for young people's mental health plan

By Joanne Parkes

| January 07, 2019

A "long overdue" government pledge to boost mental health support for young people has been cautiously welcomed by charities who say it must go further.

A young offender institution (YOI) has been criticised for failing to understand the developmental needs of young prisoners, according to a recent inspection.

Special Report: Apprenticeships

| January 04, 2019

The government has a goal to create at least three million apprenticeships by 2020, with many of these placements being targeted at vulnerable and disadvantaged groups of young people, writes Derren Hayes.

New year resolutions

| January 04, 2019

The January 2019 edition of CYP Now looks at how a rise in the cost of living and increased economic uncertainty has hit the personal finances of the children's service workforce.

Happy New Year: Let's…

| January 03, 2019

Youth Drinking in Decline

| January 02, 2019

The University of Sheffield's Alcohol Research Group is part of a new project funded by the Wellcome Trust, which aims to examine the patterns and causes of the decline in youth drinking in England.

T Level Extended Work Placement Research

By The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

| January 02, 2019

T-levels is a new two-year learning programme for young people in England that is being phased in from September 2020 onwards that will form a third, technical education alternative for 16-year-olds.

Learners and Apprentices Survey

By The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

| January 02, 2019

This research aimed to provide a full and detailed picture of learners' and apprentices' journeys.

Factors for SEND funding crisis

| January 02, 2019

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