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Education Secretary calls for resilience focus from schools; Lego chief warns of dangers of too much classroom time for children; and research finds that Donald Trump is among children's top anxieties, all in the news today.

Public sector cuts and "piecemeal" government policies are harming the health of children in England, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has warned.

Save the Children has called on government to simplify the childcare system, claiming that many families are being tipped into hardship because current arrangements are a "nightmare to navigate" and prevent mothers from working.

Research finds four per cent of adults have accessed child abuse images online; concerns raised over approach of schools to young people questioning their gender; and foster carer struck off register over welfare concerns, all in the news today.

Damian Hinds announces education drive for disadvantaged areas

By Neil Puffett and Megan Agnew

| January 19, 2018

New Education Secretary unveils plans to drive up standards by supporting underperforming schools and increase opportunities in areas most in need.

Standards at an independent trust set up to improve the quality of children's services provision in Doncaster have been rated "good" following a re-inspection by Ofsted, just two years after receiving the lowest rating.

Students in developing countries aim higher in their careers; child migrants from Calais will have claims processed in days rather than months; and children living in poverty may never catch up with their classmates, all in the news today.

Talks are in progress over the development of up to 12 more youth zones across the country, potentially taking the total number to 26, it has emerged.

More than a third of early years providers offering 30 hours "free" childcare have had to introduce charges for parents to make the flagship scheme financially viable, a new survey has found.

Ofsted 'needs more money' to monitor apprenticeships

By Megan Agnew

| January 17, 2018

Ofsted must be handed more funding if it is to properly monitor the quality of apprenticeships, MPs have been told.