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Adopted children performed better at GCSE level across all attainment measures than their looked-after peers, latest statistics published by the government show.

A proposed national register combining adoption and fostering will elevate the "voice of the child" in the matching process, children's minister Nadhim Zahawi has told a parliamentary committee.

Councils could be legally required to provide support in secure accommodation for survivors of domestic abuse and their children, under new plans announced by the Prime Minister.

High turnover of frontline staff and frequent changes in senior managers continue to adversely impact attempts to improve children's services in Reading - but its response to concerns about children at risk is quick and effective, Ofsted has found.

Campaigners have claimed that looked-after children's right to education is being breached after a survey found many schools may not be honouring the admissions code.

Councils supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children are to receive an increased day rate which for the first time does not take into account the child's age or when they entered the UK.

Council chief faces MPs over SEND challenges

By Nina Jacobs |

09 May 2019

A Newham Council chief has told MPs of the local authority's efforts to turn around failing SEND support after it came bottom of a performance table.

Sexual health charity faces liquidation

By Derren Hayes and Dan Parton |

03 May 2019

Sexual health charity FPA has ceased trading and is to be placed into voluntary liquidation.

The charity Action for Children has been awarded a £5.2m per year contract to run children's centres in Norfolk from October.

Lancashire County Council has been criticised for consistently failing to support two vulnerable siblings over a two-year period after they moved to live with their close relatives.