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Compulsory relationships and sex education in schools will include sessions on mental wellbeing, the government has revealed.

Data on all children's services provision currently on offer across England should be collected and made available to commissioners so they can make decisions based on what works best for vulnerable young people.

The cost of childcare during the school summer holidays is set to be five per cent more expensive than last year, a study has found.

Providing more money to councils will not help to reduce record numbers of children being taken into care, children's minister Nadhim Zahawi has said.

Local authorities must regularly check how money handed to private children's homes providers is spent, in order to ensure they are prioritising the welfare of vulnerable children over profit.

A council has been rated "inadequate" for children's services for the first time under Ofsted's new inspection framework, three months after a spot check on provision flagged up concerns about children being left at risk.

Health and social care services for disabled children are being undermined by a £1.5bn annual funding shortfall, a coalition of charities has claimed.

A group of MPs have criticised Education Secretary Damian Hinds' "unwise" decision to become personally involved in the appointment of the new chair of the Social Mobility Commission.

The amount spent per school pupil in England has dropped by eight per cent since 2009/10, research has found.

Young people receiving treatment for kidney disease at a south coast hospital will be able to get support from a youth worker thanks to funding from the voluntary sector.

Children's safety is being put at risk due to differing thresholds across England for intervening and offering support to families, a report by a group of MPs and peers has warned.

Trials of the controversial new test for reception-age children are to get under way in September, the organisation developing the checks has confirmed.

Sexually exploited boys and young men often miss out on the support they would receive if they were girls because professionals don't always recognise them as victims, children's charity Barnardo's has warned.

Several youth offending teams (YOTs) have linked up with a university to help improve their work with young people, including developing psychological techniques to help them stop offending.

Senior staff at Slough Children's Services Trust are concerned about the pace of change expected by the Department for Education and Ofsted, a new report has revealed.

Matt Hancock appointed Health Secretary following Brexit resignations; study finds giving babies solid food before they reach six months can benefit both mother and child; and inquiry recommends improving the transition for children with mental health problems into adult services, all in the news today.

Children's minister Nadhim Zahawi has dismissed fears that eligibility rules for the government's 30 hours free childcare offer are unfairly benefitting the affluent, labelling concerns raised by education select committee chair Robert Halfon as "faux outrage".

A senior Department for Education official has warned children's services leaders they face an uphill struggle to secure additional funding to tackle demand pressures at the next spending review.

The national unit that supports the work of family drug and alcohol courts is facing closure due to a lack of funding, with an "emergency" meeting due to be held this week in a bid to save it.

Nearly 300 under-12s in London arrested in three years for carrying weapon; Welsh commissioner warns of "marginalised" disabled young people; and council official warns of "brewing storm" in children's services, all in the news today.