Young people are to take a central role in designing initiatives that will receive funding from a £90m programme, the government has said.

Gove facing questions in relation to alleged intervention in sexual abuse investigation while Education Secretary; Ukip told to pay legal costs of three Labour MPs following defamation case; and petition to be presented to government calling for six-year-old boy to be granted a special licence to use medical cannabis, all in the news today.

A new £6.5m youth zone will be built in north London, the charity behind the initiative has announced.

Parents face much the same problems as they did 10 years ago in terms of accessing support for children with speech, language and communication needs, a study has found.

The government is to spend up to £26m of the proceeds from a new tax on sugary drinks to open more breakfast clubs in disadvantaged areas.

Welsh government to consult children as young as seven on Brexit; Parsons Green tube bomber had been on deradicalisation programme; and leading children's doctor warns of "obesity apocalypse".

Children's services in Manchester have been given £451,000 from the Department for Education to cover additional costs incurred from supporting young people and families in the aftermath of last year's terror attack at Manchester Arena.

Telford CSE youth work team 'under-resourced'

By Joe Lepper |

16 March 2018

A specialist youth work team set up to support victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Telford was unable to effectively tackle the scale of the problem due to a lack of funding and excessive workloads, it has emerged.

Funding for the first children's trust to take over the running of children's services from a local authority will be cut by £4.5m over the next three years, it has been announced.

A new £4m fund to develop new ways to help children with additional needs move from alternative provision into mainstream education or special schools has been announced.