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CYP Now top 10 stories September 2018

By Neil Puffett |

28 September 2018

With MPs returning from their summer break and local authorities beginning preparations for next year's budgets, it has been a busy month in the sector. Here is a run-down of the most-read stories published on the CYP Now website in September.

Negative views of looked-after children are commonplace among teachers, with many labelling them "problem children", a survey has found.

The future of an employee-led group established by government to develop early years training standards is in doubt after its lead member Busy Bees, the UK's largest nursery chain quit.

Schools 'unsure how to react to LGBT families'

By Joe Lepper |

25 September 2018

Schools are not always sure how they should react to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) parents, and need to do more to make sure they feel welcome, a study has found.

Labour to allow councils to take over failing academies

By Neil Puffett |

25 September 2018

Councils will be allowed to take control of struggling academies as part of efforts to improve the education system, Labour has said.

A scheme that links police with schools to offer early help to children exposed to domestic abuse is to be rolled out across England and Wales.

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.