Search result

“Research Report:”

Early years innovation receives Harvard University boost

By Joanne Parkes

| January 21, 2019

An early years initiative aimed at reducing isolation and stress among families in deprived areas is to benefit from Harvard University research and development support.

New laws to tackle domestic abuse do not go far enough to protect children, a charity has warned.

A council is proposing to plough all of its social care windfall from government into children's services in a bid to stem rising numbers of children in care.

Ofsted has rated Blackpool children's services as "inadequate" due to "longstanding and widespread" failures that are leaving children at risk of harm.

Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Swindon face a "bleak" future due to a lack of support from council and health services, inspectors have been told.

A council has been reprimanded for failing to properly support a string of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) - leaving one child unable to attend school for two years.

Ofsted has lifted Birmingham City Council's children's services out of "inadequate" status for the first time in a decade.

More than 40 per cent of childcare workers are claiming benefits or tax credits as a result of being poorly paid - a higher proportion than less-qualified hairdressers and beauticians.

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.