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Too many children with learning disabilities and autism are unnecessarily being treated in mental health hospitals - according to a report published today by the Children's Commissioner for England.

Adopted children performed better at GCSE level across all attainment measures than their looked-after peers, latest statistics published by the government show.

High rates of juvenile offending among prolific adult offenders, as well as links to poor educational attainment, poverty and school exclusions, are revealed by new Ministry of Justice data.

Minister for children and families Nadhim Zahawi has dismissed accusations that Opportunity Areas suck money from other disadvantaged areas - claiming they offer value for money and the "best chance" of boosting social mobility.

Ofsted's new inspection framework, published today, will reduce the amount of data schools, early years settings and post-16 education providers are expected to collect, the inspectorate has claimed.

The education sector is calling for an urgent government review of the impact of funding cuts on disadvantaged students after new research reveals how far they have gone.

Teachers believe the practice of schools "off-rolling" pupils is happening regularly and is being primarily used to manipulate their standing in performance league tables, a survey has found.

Campaigners have claimed that looked-after children's right to education is being breached after a survey found many schools may not be honouring the admissions code.

Council chief faces MPs over SEND challenges

By Nina Jacobs |

09 May 2019

A Newham Council chief has told MPs of the local authority's efforts to turn around failing SEND support after it came bottom of a performance table.

The government has asked education leaders to provide evidence on the extent of the crisis in special needs provision and suggest ways that funding arrangements can be improved.