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Childminder numbers are plummeting, with more continuing to leave than join the profession every year, Ofsted figures have revealed.

Conservative Party leadership hopeful Boris Johnson's claim that there is a "postcode lottery" for schools funding has been criticised by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) for being untrue.

The independent company running children's services in Sunderland is failing to adequately protect all vulnerable young people, an Ofsted inspection has found.

The number of children using Sure Start children's centres in the most deprived areas of England has fallen by more than a fifth, driven by austerity cuts, new research has found.

A pledge by the Prime Minister to train every new teacher to spot the signs of poor mental health in pupils have been cautiously welcomed by the sector - with calls for a stronger focus on prevention.

The government has failed to address the question of dire education outcomes for children in need due to the "absolute paralysis" of Brexit, the children's commissioner for England has warned.

A council has been criticised for the "unjust" way it removed two children from foster carers who wanted to adopt the siblings, an investigation has found.

Suffering the trauma of abuse, loss or rejection severely impacts on a child's ability to develop both socially and emotionally and therefore achieve their full potential.

Children and young people exposed to domestic abuse could miss out on vital support services unless they are given "victim status" in new domestic abuse laws, a joint committee of peers and MPs has said.