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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.

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.

More young people will be encouraged to take part in the government's flagship National Citizen Service initiative as part of efforts to improve community integration in five areas where segregation is a problem.

Staff in primary schools often feel powerless to support young people at risk of getting involved with gangs, because they are not getting the help they need from within the school or from other local agencies, a report has warned.

Timpson to lead DfE review of school exclusions

By Neil Puffett |

12 March 2018

Former children's minister Edward Timpson is to lead a review into school exclusions, the Department for Education has confirmed.

Employers should help young people on apprenticeships gain financial skills, as nearly half struggle to pay their bills, a report has said.

Local authorities are struggling to transfer all children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to new education, health and care (EHC) plans by the April deadline, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has warned.

Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman has made a renewed plea for greater powers to tackle unregistered schools, amid concerns children's safety is being put at risk.

Government plans to improve mental health support for young people represent a missed opportunity because they fail to acknowledge that many problems they face are the result of public spending cuts, a group representing psychologists has said.

The government has announced extra funding to help councils cover the cost of extending support for children in care and care leavers.