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Buckinghamshire County Council's decision to close more than half of the children's centres it operates is facing a High Court challenge.

Rise in child race hate crimes

By Nina Jacobs |

31 May 2019

Race hate crimes against children reached a three-year high last year with an average of 29 offences a day being recorded against victims, some of whom were babies and toddlers, a study has found.

Tower Hamlets Council has defended accusations it failed to safeguard a 15-year-old girl from leaving the UK to travel to Syria after she was "groomed" by Islamic State.

Home Office proposals for tackling serious violence offer "nothing significantly transformative" for young people, the Association of Directors of Children's Services states in its written response to the government consultation.

The number of households with children living in bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation in England rose by 18 per cent in the last year, according to official statistics.

Leadership failures at Trafford children's services have prompted the Department for Education to appoint an adviser to help steer improvements.

An initiative that uses intelligence on adverse childhood experiences (ACE) to support the police and youth justice agencies to provide early help to children and young people at risk of offending has been launched in Wales, backed by £6.87m from the Home Office.

Concerns over the suspension of the Adoption Register for England have been raised by a cross-party committee of Lords, after they were left in doubt over provision for hard-to-place children.

A union branch is asking for assurances that staff will be returned to national pay and conditions when a children's trust takes over the running of children's social services in Northamptonshire.

Vulnerable families will be offered extra support from social workers and mental health specialists as part of a £15m government programme to prevent children being taken into care.