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Sector leaders are warning that plans to streamline post-16 education qualifications will negatively impact young people in disadvantaged areas and those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Childminder numbers are plummeting, with more continuing to leave than join the profession every year, Ofsted figures have revealed.

Conservative Party leadership hopeful Boris Johnson's claim that there is a "postcode lottery" for schools funding has been criticised by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) for being untrue.

The independent company running children's services in Sunderland is failing to adequately protect all vulnerable young people, an Ofsted inspection has found.

The government has failed to address the question of dire education outcomes for children in need due to the "absolute paralysis" of Brexit, the children's commissioner for England has warned.

A pledge by the Prime Minister to train every new teacher to spot the signs of poor mental health in pupils have been cautiously welcomed by the sector - with calls for a stronger focus on prevention.

The number of children using Sure Start children's centres in the most deprived areas of England has fallen by more than a fifth, driven by austerity cuts, new research has found.

Children and young people exposed to domestic abuse could miss out on vital support services unless they are given "victim status" in new domestic abuse laws, a joint committee of peers and MPs has said.

A council has been criticised for the "unjust" way it removed two children from foster carers who wanted to adopt the siblings, an investigation has found.

Advocacy services for vulnerable children are "inadequate" in many areas and impeded by council "confusion" over their statutory obligations, analysis from the children's commissioner has found.