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A government pledge to spend an extra £4.3bn on schools over the next three years will only reverse cuts of the last decade and still leave further education facing a £1bn shortfall, according to analysis by the think-tank The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).

The Department for Education acted legally by withholding information relating to the withdrawn children's social care "mythbuster" guide, according to a ruling by the Information Commissioner.

Children's services leaders have hit back at claims by a parliamentary inquiry that councils are acting as "recruiting sergeants" for paedophiles and criminal gangs by placing children in care homes out of their local area.

Young adult carers' housing needs still overlooked

By Dan Parton |

16 September 2019

The housing needs of young adult carers are still being overlooked, according to a review by education and training think-tank the Learning & Work Institute.

Taylor announces departure from YJB

By Derren Hayes |

16 September 2019

Charlie Taylor, the former government adviser whose review of the youth justice system led to widespread reforms to custody, is to step down as chair of the Youth Justice Board (YJB).

Inspectors criticise SEND services in South Tyneside

By Dan Parton |

16 September 2019

South Tyneside Borough Council has been heavily criticised by Ofsted for its slow pace of reform to services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) over the past five years.

A delayed call for evidence as part of a review of statutory guidance for council youth services will "happen very shortly", according to the government minister responsible for youth policy.

Elements of the national media are using unfounded prejudice to stir up hate and create a climate of fear for transgender children, leading youth organisations have warned.

Prime Minister promises new domestic violence legislation

By Neil Puffett |

13 September 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to resurrect a bill to improve the way domestic abuse is tackled after landmark legislation on the issue was dropped following the suspension of parliament.

NCS Trust chief Michael Lynas to step down

By Joanne Parkes |

12 September 2019

The chief executive of the National Citizenship Service Trust Michael Lynas has announced he will step down from the role next year.