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Curfews could be imposed on young people to steer them away from knife crime, under government proposals.

More than 210,000 children are homeless in England, with many forced to live in shipping containers, office blocks and bed and breakfast accommodation, according to a damning report published by the children's commissioner.

The "energetic" and "collaborative" leadership of senior managers at Warrington Council children's services has been praised by Ofsted, which has awarded the department a "good" rating.

Pupils from England's most disadvantaged areas are almost twice as likely to fail their GCSEs than those from affluent backgrounds, according to analysis of exam results.

The effectiveness of fast-track social work entry course Frontline has been called into question after latest data - subsequently withdrawn - suggested half of students failed to graduate with a diploma or Masters degree.

Peterborough City Council has been criticised by Ofsted for failing to implement the 2014 reforms to special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision quickly enough.

Children and young people across England are set to benefit from a £3.3m government investment into 23 projects that focus on early intervention mental health support.

Corbyn pledges 'compulsory' youth services

By Derren Hayes |

19 August 2019

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has identified the introduction of a compulsory youth service as key to tackling violent crime affecting young people.

Giving social workers a budget to spend on practical support for vulnerable children and families is proving popular with many practitioners, according to interim results from a pilot project.

Dentists call for all schools to ban sugary foods

By Neil Puffett |

16 August 2019

All schools in England should be encouraged to become sugar free to tackle worrying levels of child tooth decay, leading dentists have said.