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More than one in 10 children who are home schooled are known to children's social care, a survey of councils has found.

Government has announced further funding to tackle the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people in schools.

Speech and language campaigners have expressed "grave concerns" that the government is failing to support many children with speech, language and communications needs (SLCN), 10 years after the landmark Bercow Review on the issue.

Services and support that vulnerable children and young people rely on are "at breaking point", with the government "ignoring them" in its spending plans, a group of more than 120 organisations in the sector have warned.

Local authorities will be able to bid for funding from a £5m government fund to boost the work their Troubled Families teams do with young people involved with gangs and serious youth violence, it has been announced.

The proportion of children achieving a "good" level of development by the time they are five has increased for the fifth year in a row, government figures show.

The government is to look at incentivising schools to be more inclusive, in response to a critical report from MPs into the increasing number of children being excluded and placed in alternative provision.

A third of secondary school pupils are suffering from mental health problems, a survey by Action for Children has found.

A social enterprise responsible for children's services across three local authority areas has received funding to develop innovative new approaches to careers advice for children with special educational needs (SEN), it has been announced.

More than 2,000 Year 9 pupils are to take part in a study to test how a military-based character education programme improves behaviour and attainment at school.