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Profile: New children's minister Nadhim Zahawi

By Tristan Donovan |

11 January 2018

A former child refugee who became a successful businessman, Nadhim Zahawi has been appointed children's minister in Theresa May's reshuffle.

Nadhim Zahawi will take on Robert Goodwill's brief as children's minister following the government reshuffle, it has emerged.

The risk posed to children by offenders are not always properly assessed by probation services in London, an inspection has found.

Councils to probe state of SEND system

By Tristan Donovan |

10 January 2018

Councils are set to investigate the state of the system for providing support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) to see if it can be improved.

The government has rejected calls to hand Ofsted greater powers to prosecute and close unregistered schools.

Newly appointed Education Secretary Damian Hinds has spoken at length on the importance of early help in the past, suggesting that a rethink is needed on what provision is offered, and how best to support families.

Robert Goodwill sacked as children's minister

By Neil Puffett |

09 January 2018

Children's minister Robert Goodwill has been sacked from his post as Prime Minister Theresa May continues her government reshuffle.

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

A serious case review into the murder of a toddler by his violent stepfather has called for improvements in the way councils assess the risk of domestic abuse to children.

Ofsted has shelved a scheme to recruit existing frontline social workers as inspectors, it has emerged.