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Department for Education (DfE) staff could be seconded to other departments to help with supply of "mission critical" items like food and medicines following a "no deal" Brexit, a committee of MPs heard today.

Sugar education to be part of core school subjects

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

14 January 2019

Children are set to study sugar consumption in English and maths lessons, as part of the government's latest strategy to tackle childhood obesity.

MPs have launched a scathing attack on government efforts to improve support for young people with mental health conditions, who they say "are being failed by the NHS".

Cautious welcome for young people's mental health plan

By Joanne Parkes |

07 January 2019

A "long overdue" government pledge to boost mental health support for young people has been cautiously welcomed by charities who say it must go further.

Former Rotherham children's chief awarded CBE

By Joanne Parkes |

04 January 2019

A council chief who was credited with turning around Rotherham children's services following the borough's child sexual exploitation scandal, has been awarded a CBE.

Health visitors should have a greater role in preparing disadvantaged young children for school and ensuring they do not fall behind their peers, according to a report.

The Big Lottery Fund is reviewing a proposed grant to a charity that supports transgender children, amid concerns raised by the public and in the media.

Children with serious mental health problems should be given a greater say over their treatment, according to an independent review into the Mental Health Act.

A council has made a commitment to ensure that by 2020 all children and young people in its area with a diagnosed mental health problem receive specialist treatment.

Inspectors criticise SEND support in Northumberland

By Joe Lepper |

13 December 2018

Inspectors have criticised the quality of support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Northumberland, warning that too many are struggling in mainstream schools.