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An initiative that uses intelligence on adverse childhood experiences (ACE) to support the police and youth justice agencies to provide early help to children and young people at risk of offending has been launched in Wales, backed by £6.87m from the Home Office.

Hackney Council could face further complaints from families waiting for special educational provision after it was slammed for taking nearly 18 months to complete an education, health and care (EHC) plan for an autistic child.

Concerns over the suspension of the Adoption Register for England have been raised by a cross-party committee of Lords, after they were left in doubt over provision for hard-to-place children.

Many parts of the UK no longer have a "recognisable" youth service thanks to nearly a decade of cuts to local authority funding, the Labour Party has said.

A union branch is asking for assurances that staff will be returned to national pay and conditions when a children's trust takes over the running of children's social services in Northamptonshire.

Vulnerable families will be offered extra support from social workers and mental health specialists as part of a £15m government programme to prevent children being taken into care.

Bexley DCS appointed as Cafcass chief executive

By Joanne Parkes |

22 May 2019

Bexley Council's current director of children's services has been appointed by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), as its new chief executive.

Nearly one in two of the UK's children will be living in poverty by 2021 if the government remains in denial about the impact of cuts, predicts a United Nations report published today.

A charity is calling for teachers to be equipped with better tools to boost pupil wellbeing after a study found one in three pupils suffering with a moderate or severe level of social, emotional and mental health need.

Hull City Council has hit back at trade union claims that social workers have been bullied following a recent downgrade of its children's services rating to "inadequate".