Zahawi: Drop in 30 hours childcare take-up 'expected'

By Neil Puffett |

16 October 2018

A fall in the number of children having their application for 30 hours funded childcare approved was "expected", children's minister Nadhim Zahawi has said.

A council has been praised by Ofsted for establishing resilient and sustainable services for vulnerable children despite the pressure of growing demand.

Young people could benefit from improved access to community spaces after the government pledged up to £1.8m as part of its loneliness strategy to develop underutilised rural and urban areas.

Children with mental health problems in many coastal areas across Britain are less able to access support despite having greater need, according to evidence submitted to a parliamentary inquiry.

Child health outcomes in England are set to get worse over the next 10 years unless a robust health strategy is implemented, a report has warned.

More than 2,000 Year 9 pupils are to take part in a study to test how a military-based character education programme improves behaviour and attainment at school.

A teenage girl is the first young person to have taken their own life in a secure children's home for more than 20 years, it has emerged.

Improving the availability of after school youth work programmes could protect young people from serious violence, according to a Labour MP leading an inquiry into youth violence.

Sharp rise in care applications for newborn babies

By Neil Puffett |

11 October 2018

The number of applications for newborn babies to be taken into care has more than doubled in the past nine years, research has found.

The current criminal records system is preventing children from moving on from their mistakes and should be changed, a Conservative MP has warned.