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Too little progress has been made on improving young people's access to work experience with it remaining "patchy and inconsistent" despite recent reforms, the youth select committee has warned.

Regional adoption agencies (RAAs) are struggling to attract "buy-in" from participating councils, an evaluation of their introduction has suggested.

The number of children in care has risen to more than 75,000 for the first time, with the pace of increase accelerating, government figures show.

Local agencies still don't fully understand the scale of and risks posed by "county lines" drug running and other forms of child criminal exploitation, and must learn lessons from past child sexual exploitation (CSE) cases if they are to tackle the issue, a report has found.

The government should undertake a "fundamental shift" on early intervention policy by setting out a national strategy to tackle childhood adversity and trauma, and outline its plans for the future of children's centres, an influential group of MPs has said.

Former offenders as mentors

| November 14, 2018

The Scout Association is set to team up with children's charity Action for Children to provide early years provision for four- and five-year-olds as part of a pilot project that could be rolled out nationwide within two years.

The Chancellor's Budget will cost the nursery sector a total of £437m next year due to increases in the national living wage and lack of action to reduce business rates and offer more money for funded places, according to evidence presented to MPs.