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A delayed call for evidence as part of a review of statutory guidance for council youth services will "happen very shortly", according to the government minister responsible for youth policy.

Elements of the national media are using unfounded prejudice to stir up hate and create a climate of fear for transgender children, leading youth organisations have warned.

Prime Minister promises new domestic violence legislation

By Neil Puffett |

13 September 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to resurrect a bill to improve the way domestic abuse is tackled after landmark legislation on the issue was dropped following the suspension of parliament.

NCS Trust chief Michael Lynas to step down

By Joanne Parkes |

12 September 2019

The chief executive of the National Citizenship Service Trust Michael Lynas has announced he will step down from the role next year.

Schools minister takes charge of early years policy

By Joe Lepper |

12 September 2019

Schools minister Nick Gibb has taken charge of early years policy as part of the reshuffle of ministerial responsibilities at the Department for Education.

The search for a charity that will distribute £580k of bursaries for youth work students from disadvantaged backgrounds launches today.

Directors of children's services have raised concerns over government plans to ensure there is professional regulation for care staff in children's homes.

SEND system is 'unsustainable', says NAO

By Joe Lepper |

11 September 2019

Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are not getting the support they need as councils and schools battle to cope with the twin threat of rising demand and funding pressures, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report.

The government and Ofsted are looking to reduce paperwork for early years practitioners as a survey reveals many feel overburdened by excessive administration.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new round of applications to set up "free" schools, with a focus on applications for alternative provision and special schools.