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Children excluded from mainstream schools are two-and-a-half times more likely to have an unqualified teacher, research has found.

Failing secure training centres (STCs) will be subject to greater scrutiny amid concerns around levels of violence and the safety of children.

Local authorities must regularly check how money handed to private children's homes providers is spent, in order to ensure they are prioritising the welfare of vulnerable children over profit.

A joint police and council early help initiative that supports children, young people and families at risk of getting involved in crime looks set to be scaled back due to funding cuts.

A group of MPs have criticised Education Secretary Damian Hinds' "unwise" decision to become personally involved in the appointment of the new chair of the Social Mobility Commission.

Several youth offending teams (YOTs) have linked up with a university to help improve their work with young people, including developing psychological techniques to help them stop offending.

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

SEND school exclusion practice faces legal challenge

By Tristan Donovan |

03 July 2018

A legal bid to give more protection from exclusion to autistic schoolchildren whose condition is linked to physical aggression got under way today.

The government's new youth justice minister is facing questions over a potential conflict of interest after it emerged he is a former senior employee of outsourcing firm Serco.

Young offenders leaving custody face a battle to access suitable housing, heightening the risk they will continue to be involved in crime, a report has warned.