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Doubts over future of DfE's £20m social care research centre

By Neil Puffett and Tristan Donovan

| April 24, 2018

The future of a delayed initiative to improve the quality of children's social care is in doubt, as there is no guarantee of ongoing government funding, documents reveal.

Government to boost support for children of alcoholics

By Tristan Donovan

| April 23, 2018

The government is to invest £5.5m into efforts to improve the lives of an estimated 200,000 children in England who live with alcoholic parents.

Do you comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

By Unity Insurance Services

| April 23, 2018

Data security is crucial for all organisations, especially those working with children and young people. Unity Insurance Services explains how, by better management of personal data, your organisation can comply with these regulations; and also protect your organisation from data risks with appropriate insurance.

The government must raise the status of early years teachers to prevent a brain drain from the sector, according to the educators' union Voice and the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (Pacey).

Single parents and families on low incomes gain the least under the government's 30 hours and tax-free childcare initiatives, a charity has claimed.

Small childcare providers are struggling to make ends meet, with some considering closing their doors for good, due to a shortfall in government funding for the 30 hours free childcare scheme in England, a report has found.

Government announces funding for child sexual exploitation projects; concerns over lack of resources to support mothers to breastfeed; and academics warn of poor vocabulary among children, all in the news today.

Call for solitary confinement of children to be banned; one in three child abuse images found to be taken by children themselves; and special educational needs organisations back proposals for "bill of rights" for excluded children, all in the news today.

The National Citizen Service is proving more successful than traditional youth organisations such as the Scouts and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award at attracting disadvantaged young people, according to a House of Lords report.