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Plan for closer school-CAMHS ties

By Derren Hayes |

02 January 2018

Advocates of closer working between schools and mental health services outline the benefits it can bring.

The rise in children being educated at home is partly blamed on schools failing to adequately support pupils with additional needs, and has raised concerns councils will struggle to monitor their safety and wellbeing.

Local focus on SEND in schools

By Derren Hayes |

28 November 2017

Review shows how councils can improve provision to reduce need for out-of-area residential schools.

Careers advice still missing the mark

By Sophie Eminson |

31 October 2017

Schools are continuing to struggle to deliver careers education, but experts say the adoption of Gatsby Benchmarks is leading to improvement.

A rise in the number of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities is putting pressure on schools, prompting concerns that children are missing out on classroom support and leaving mainstream settings.

The loss of its overall majority has been politically costly for the government, but it has also caused policy upheaval and ministerial changes affecting children's services. Sector leaders consider the implications.

The key to improving EHC plans

By Derren Hayes |

27 June 2017

Education health and care plans for SEND children need reforming not scrapping, say three sector experts.

Your guide to the Children and Social Work Act

By Derren Hayes |

31 May 2017

What the act means for everyday practice across the children's workforce.

Guide to tackling CSA in schools

By Derren Hayes |

04 May 2017

Schools are vital in educating about child sexual abuse, but too many do not discuss it, research shows.

Following Prime Minister Theresa May's election call, children's leaders are drawing up key policies. They say issues like school funding, free childcare and recruiting health visitors must not be drowned out by Brexit.