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By Nina Jacobs
| July 19, 2019
Extra-curricular activities, particularly music and sport, are three times more likely to be accessed by children from high-income households than their less well-off peers, a study has shown.
Schools are experiencing a "crisis of confidence" to provide adequate special needs support as increasing demand and rising costs have put the sector under significant financial strain, MPs have warned.
| July 18, 2019
The early years sector has warned it cannot afford another minimum wage increase - unless the government plugs a claimed £662m funding shortfall.
Children's minister Nadhim Zahawi has blamed directors of children's services for the rise in unsuitable care placements - claiming they are not following the rules.
| July 17, 2019
Campaigners have cautiously welcomed the new Domestic Abuse Bill, but claim that "fundamental changes" are still needed to give children the protection they need.
By Dan Parton
| July 16, 2019
Only a third of English councils have sufficient childcare provision for all working parents in their area during the school summer holidays, latest research shows.
| July 15, 2019
The government should extend funding for vital therapeutic services for adoptive and special guardianship families for another decade, a cross-party group of MPs and peers has said.
Campaigners have vowed to fight on for children's centres nationally despite losing a High Court challenge over local closures.
| July 12, 2019
| July 11, 2019
Councils should carry out transition assessments on all young carers of parents with a mental illness to ensure they are fully supported as they enter adulthood, new research suggests.
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