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DUP fights plans to scrap selection

By Nancy Rowntree |

11 December 2007

Plans to end academic selection in Northern Ireland are facing strong opposition from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry has joined forces with health union Unite to examine depression in school-aged children.

Schools are to be the hub for all children, young people and family services under government plans to transform childhood to be announced today.

The government is to create a national helpline for parents similar to NHS Direct to help deliver its vision of a new relationship with parents.

Work on children's strategy goes down to the wire

By Tristan Donovan |

10 December 2007

The government's Children's Plan may have been a rush job, CYP Now has learned.

Call for councils to do more to engage young people

By Tom Lloyd |

10 December 2007

Local authorities should be forced to engage with young people, according to an independent group set up to examine local democracy.

Young to gain from employment benefit changes

By Nancy Rowntree |

10 December 2007

Young people taking part in the Entry to Employment programme will no longer need to be means tested when they apply for an Education Maintenance Allowance.

School leadership programme expanded

By Nancy Rowntree |

10 December 2007

A team development programme bringing together professionals working with children and young people is to be rolled out across England.

Children's Plan to focus on media

By Tom Lloyd |

10 December 2007

The effect of the media on children and young people is expected to be highlighted in a government strategy to be published later today.

Education leaders call for inspection reform

By Tom Lloyd |

07 December 2007

The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has said the inspection system in England is biased towards institutions in affluent areas.