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More than four in every 10 health visitors in England feel so stretched they "fear a tragedy" at some point, research has found.

One million children aged 10 and under are set to miss out on basics such as warm clothing and fresh food over the coming month and face a "Dickensian" Christmas, a charity has warned.

A council's youth offending team has been rated "outstanding" following an inspection.

Police dealt with more than twice the number of child cruelty and neglect reports in the UK last year compared with five years ago, the NSPCC has found.

Thousands of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are not getting the support they need despite government attempts to improve the system, Ofsted's chief inspector has warned.

Cuts to children's services budgets for family support and youth work represent a "false economy", simply leading to greater pressure on safeguarding provision, Ofsted has warned.

Interests of the child in immigration cases involving criminality

By Coram Children's Legal Centre

| December 03, 2018

This recent Supreme Court case has given further clarification on how the best interests of the child are considered in immigration cases, in particular when there has been criminality on the part of the parents.

The Department for Education has appointed a children's commissioner to review children's services at Northamptonshire, amid plans to scrap the county council and create two new local authorities.

The number of children believed to have been victim of female genital mutilation (FGM) or at risk of it has more than doubled over the last year, government figures have revealed.

The number of people training to be an early years teacher has fallen by more than a third in the space of 12 months, government figures have revealed.

Reducing local levels of poverty and providing good-quality children's services are central to lowering the number of children being taken into care, a study has found.

The majority of parents on a low income are being put off work due to childcare costs, leaving children missing out on quality early years education that can boost their prospects, a study has found.

Each year, the Department for Education publishes a range of data showing how well schools and local authorities have met attainment benchmarks at different stages of a child's education.

Involving magistrates in post sentence reviews for young offenders has the potential to reduce community order breaches and should be adopted nationwide, according to a youth offending service (YOS) that is pioneering the approach.

The December edition of CYP Now charts the development of the Lifelong Links project and how the areas piloting it help looked-after children find and reconnect with birth family members.

A secure training centre (STC) known for high levels of violence has achieved "sustained improvements" over the past year, according to a recent inspection.

Systematic failures among support agencies in Somerset led three children to suffer 15 years of chronic neglect and sexual abuse, a serious case review (SCR) has concluded.

Researchers explore rates of friendship stability and whether maintaining a stable best friend helped children adjust to secondary school.

Reading Recovery: Research and evaluation

By Achievement for All

| November 27, 2018

Reading Recovery is a short-term intervention for children who have the lowest achievement in literacy learning in their first school years. It is designed to support those children to reach age-expected levels within 12 to 20 weeks.