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A struggling council that a government report recommended be scrapped and replaced with two new unitary authorities is pushing ahead with plans to establish children's services to an independent trust in 12 months' time.

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

Former employment minister Damian Hinds has been made Education Secretary following a government reshuffle.

Schools should be incentivised to promote apprenticeships as a positive career option for young people, a former education minister has said.

Training providers are calling for an overhaul of the government's apprenticeship programme to prevent young people being frozen out of placements.

Greenwich wins praise for progress on SEND reforms

By Tristan Donovan |

14 September 2017

Co-production of services with children and young people has helped Greenwich secure a generally positive inspection report of the area's work on special educational needs and disability reforms.

Two senior figures in Croydon children's services have resigned following the south London borough's damning Ofsted inspection.

No action should be taken against the former leaders of Rotherham children's services despite organisational failings in addressing child sexual exploitation (CSE), an investigation has concluded.

Senior Tories call for cabinet-level families post

By Joe Lepper |

06 September 2017

More than 50 Tory MPs and peers are calling on the government to create a cabinet-level families minister post to better co-ordinate family policy across departments.

A social enterprise established to support and house care leavers has helped North Lincolnshire Council become the third local authority to achieve an "outstanding" rating from Ofsted.