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Bishop Alexander LEAD Academy

By Nina Jacobs |

29 May 2018

Many pupils enter Nottinghamshire primary below expected levels for speech, language and communication (SLC) development.

Blackpool Better Start

By Neil Puffett |

29 May 2018

Ten-year initiative aims to improve outcomes for young children by boosting support for parents.

Rose Vouchers project

By Nina Jacobs |

29 May 2018

Barnsley Council scheme provides parents with young children vouchers to redeem against fresh fruit and vegetables.

Cambridge Day Nursery

By Jo Stephenson |

29 May 2018

City-centre nursery prioritises outdoor play, with the garden a seamless part of the setting.

Works with NHS trusts to improve volunteering practice and make a positive difference for patients, volunteers and NHS staff.

Local Spotlight: Rotherham Council

By Derren Hayes |

29 May 2018

Yorkshire town with a history of milling was rocked by 2014 child sexual exploitation scandal and is still grappling with high demand.

The latest in a series of articles about emerging safeguarding practice looks at how the NSPCC has developed evidence-based approaches to help professionals respond to harmful sexual behaviour.

How clubs help families make healthy choices

By Charlotte Goddard |

29 May 2018

Intensive community programme worked with children and families to teach them about nutrition in a bid to avoid major health risks.

How play builds better communities

By Charlotte Goddard |

29 May 2018

Stevenage's play centres provide free play opportunities and improve children's wellbeing, resilience and social skills.

How data improves careers advice

By Sophie Eminson |

24 April 2018

Project aims to improve careers information, advice and guidance.