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Children excluded from mainstream schools are two-and-a-half times more likely to have an unqualified teacher, research has found.

Compulsory relationships and sex education in schools will include sessions on mental wellbeing, the government has revealed.

Data on all children's services provision currently on offer across England should be collected and made available to commissioners so they can make decisions based on what works best for vulnerable young people.

The cost of childcare during the school summer holidays is set to be five per cent more expensive than last year, a study has found.

Providing more money to councils will not help to reduce record numbers of children being taken into care, children's minister Nadhim Zahawi has said.

Local authorities must regularly check how money handed to private children's homes providers is spent, in order to ensure they are prioritising the welfare of vulnerable children over profit.

A council has been rated "inadequate" for children's services for the first time under Ofsted's new inspection framework, three months after a spot check on provision flagged up concerns about children being left at risk.

Health and social care services for disabled children are being undermined by a £1.5bn annual funding shortfall, a coalition of charities has claimed.

A group of MPs have criticised Education Secretary Damian Hinds' "unwise" decision to become personally involved in the appointment of the new chair of the Social Mobility Commission.

The amount spent per school pupil in England has dropped by eight per cent since 2009/10, research has found.