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Council and health chiefs in Hull have been criticised by inspectors for "weaknesses and inconsistencies" in their leadership of special educational needs and disability (SEND) services.

Ofsted has condemned the "unacceptable" treatment of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by mainstream schools.

Schools 'failing young carers', claims Barnardo's

By Neil Puffett |

06 December 2017

Children's charity Barnardo's has claimed schools are failing young people who care for sick or disabled family members.

All schools will be expected to appoint a "careers leader" and prioritise support for disadvantaged children and those in, or on the edge of care as part of the government's long-awaited Careers Strategy.

All four members of the board of the Social Mobility Commission have quit in protest at a lack of support from government.

Mental health support for children and young people will be made available in schools and colleges under government plans to improve services.

Government rejects call to hand councils academy powers

By Tristan Donovan |

01 December 2017

The Department for Education has rejected calls to allow local authorities to be given the freedom to set up academy school groups.

Robust staff training plans are needed to reduce the use of restraint of under-18s who have learning disabilities, autism or mental health needs, draft government guidance has said.

Every local authority should develop its own strategy for improving life chances for disadvantaged children in order to tackle widening gaps in social mobility across the country.

Children's services leaders have called for tougher regulation of home schooling after it emerged that the number of children being educated outside of schools is rising fast.