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By Joanne Parkes |
25 February 2019
Local authorities are being urged to fund play materials to help social workers build better relationships with children, after research found some staff are buying toys with their own money.
By Gabriella Jozwiak |
The dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) will be taught to all secondary school pupils, the Department for Education has announced.
22 February 2019
The NSPCC has launched new guidance on harmful sexual behaviour (HSB) to help children's health professionals to identify risk.
20 February 2019
A charity has launched High Court proceedings against the Department for Education over claims a guide for local authorities "removes important statutory safeguards" for children.
19 February 2019
A council's children's social care services have been downgraded from an Ofsted overall "good" to "requires improvement" after inspectors found numbers of caseloads continued to be too high.
By Joe Lepper |
15 February 2019
Councils are spending hundreds of millions of pounds a year on providing basic support such as wheelchairs and therapy for children with special needs which should be paid for by the health service, MPs have warned.
14 February 2019
A unit working to prevent children from being taken into care by supporting their substance-misusing parents, is to reopen after a group of private backers agreed funding.
Around a quarter of councils are planning cuts in children's care services this year as they struggle to cope with austerity and rising demand, a survey has found.
13 February 2019
Deaf children are falling a whole grade behind their hearing classmates, prompting a charity to warn of a "lost generation".
12 February 2019
An MP is pushing for changes in the law to allow tougher sentencing in child cruelty cases.
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