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Inspectors criticise lack of progress on SEND reforms

By Neil Puffett |

14 September 2018

Local leaders in North East Lincolnshire have criticised for lacking a clear and coherent strategy for improving support for young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

Generation of young carers 'neglected by society'

By Joe Lepper |

14 September 2018

A charity has accused the government of failing to support too many young people with caring responsibilities after it emerged that there could be as many as 800,000 young carers in England.

Gypsy children suffering racism in schools, MPs told

By Joe Lepper |

13 September 2018

Racism in school is a major factor in the low attendance rates of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children, experts have told MPs.

A shortage of secondary school places could leave nearly 134,000 children without a school to go to by 2023/24, local authorities have warned.

The Department for Education has pledged to honour funding awards through the European Union's Erasmus+ training and study programme for the next two years, even if there is a no deal Brexit.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds is to ask Ofsted to do more to recognise mainstream schools that excel in supporting pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The futures of a generation of young people in England are being threatened by the government's piecemeal approach to careers advice, a union has warned.

Pupils with autistic spectrum disorders will be offered greater protection against school exclusion, after what campaigners are calling a "landmark" legal ruling.

The Civil Society Strategy has put youth work "back on the agenda" of government, children's services and local government leaders have said.

The government is to undertake a review of statutory guidance that requires local authorities to provide youth services under plans outlined in its long-awaited Civil Society Strategy.