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Schools need to do more to prepare pupils for the emotional pressures and demands of social media, the children's commissioner for England has said.

Concerns have been raised about the quality of support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) in South Gloucestershire, with inspectors finding that long-standing issues are yet to be addressed.

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a campaign to tackle childhood obesity by encouraging parents to clamp down on their children's consumption of unhealthy snacks.

Two-thirds of schools without mental health champion

By Tristan Donovan |

21 December 2017

Almost two-thirds of schools do not have a dedicated mental health champion six months on from the announcement of government plans for every secondary school to have one in place.

DfE to revamp 'outdated' sex education guidance

By Tristan Donovan |

19 December 2017

The government is to revise its "outdated" statutory guidance on relationships and sex education, which hasn't been updated for more than 17 years.

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.

Spit hood use on children more than doubles

By Nina Jacobs |

13 December 2017

Instances of the controversial practice of police using spit hoods on children have risen dramatically this year, according to figures obtained by the Children's Rights Alliance for England (Crae).

Inspectors have criticised "significant weaknesses" in the quality of support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Oxfordshire.

Inspectors have praised the quality of support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Solihull, including unaccompanied asylum seekers and looked-after children.