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Prime Minister promises new domestic violence legislation

By Neil Puffett |

13 September 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed to resurrect a bill to improve the way domestic abuse is tackled after landmark legislation on the issue was dropped following the suspension of parliament.

Directors of children's services have raised concerns over government plans to ensure there is professional regulation for care staff in children's homes.

DfE names temporary children's minister

By Joe Lepper |

05 September 2019

Former education select committee member Michelle Donelan has been appointed as children and families minister, taking over from Kemi Badenoch while she is on maternity leave.

Sector representatives from across services for children and young people have given a mixed reaction to the Chancellor's funding announcements.

Councils will have access to £1.5bn extra for social care from next year, the Chancellor has announced in today's Spending Round, but he provided no detail on cash for children's services.

The impact that poverty can have on children's ability to learn and succeed at school has been revealed by latest research.

Improving children's experience of the family courts is being put centre stage at Cafcass as new chief executive Jacky Tiotto takes over today. 

Families are still not getting enough support for special educational needs and disabilities, according to a damning sector statement published to mark five years since the SEND reforms.

The Department for Education has appointed a commissioner to oversee children's services at Medway Council after Ofsted found social workers dealing with "exceptionally high" individual caseloads of up to 55 children.

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