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The amount spent per school pupil in England has dropped by eight per cent since 2009/10, research has found.

Sexually exploited boys and young men often miss out on the support they would receive if they were girls because professionals don't always recognise them as victims, children's charity Barnardo's has warned.

Children's safety is being put at risk due to differing thresholds across England for intervening and offering support to families, a report by a group of MPs and peers has warned.

Senior staff at Slough Children's Services Trust are concerned about the pace of change expected by the Department for Education and Ofsted, a new report has revealed.

The national unit that supports the work of family drug and alcohol courts is facing closure due to a lack of funding, with an "emergency" meeting due to be held this week in a bid to save it.

A senior Department for Education official has warned children's services leaders they face an uphill struggle to secure additional funding to tackle demand pressures at the next spending review.

A government commitment to help children leaving the care system to access education, employment and training will be launched by the autumn, children's minister Nadhim Zahawi has announced.

The impact of nearly a decade of government austerity measures, combined with increasing demand, has left local authority children's services short of money and with "no fat left to trim", the president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) has warned.

Older children who are suffering neglect are going "unseen" by services that should be supporting them, inspectors have warned.

Alan Wood to chair £20m social care evidence centre

By Tristan Donovan |

05 July 2018

Sir Alan Wood, architect of recent reforms to local safeguarding arrangements in England, has been appointed the founding chair of the What Works Centre for Children's Social Care.