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Rising levels of violence and use of force by staff at a young offender institution (YOI) has led to campaigners renewing calls for an end to the use of custody for children.

The government's decision-making over special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) funding will be scrutinised at the High Court this week, as new analysis reveals more than 8,000 children are going without education.

Sefton local area has been referred to the Education Secretary after inspectors found some of its provision for pupils with special needs and disabilities (SEND) has worsened since it was first put on notice more than two years ago.

A new apprenticeship standard for Level 2 early years practitioners is to be developed to drive recruitment in the sector.

Health visiting services in many parts of England are being eroded due to funding cuts by councils, an influential sector body has warned.

Council leaders have warned that the "piecemeal" nature of government funding is hampering their efforts to tackle youth homelessness.

A Department for Education-funded scheme is aiming to boost social mobility for Derby's disadvantaged young people by helping to strengthen their communication skills.

Union bosses are urging Suffolk County Council to ditch plans to cut its health visiting workforce by 25 per cent as latest figures show health visitor numbers in England have hit a seven-year low.

Young people with learning disabilities are struggling to find support for their mental health - despite being four times more likely than their peers to need help, new research has found.

Children's services leaders are warning that plans to streamline post-16 education qualifications will negatively impact young people in disadvantaged areas and those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).