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The 2018 Children & Young People Now Awards are open for entries to organisations, individuals and teams from across the UK.

The government's 30 hours free childcare initiative should be extended to all children as part of efforts to tackle social and economic inequalities, a cross-party group of MPs and peers has said.

Efforts in a London borough to improve support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are progressing too slowly, Ofsted has warned.

MPs have criticised government attempts to improve social mobility in a hard-hitting report that calls for the Social Mobility Commission to have beefed-up powers to improve the life chances of disadvantaged young people.

Education secretary Damien Hinds wants schools that are successfully dealing with challenging pupils to be central to efforts to tackle high exclusion rates across England.

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.