The amount spent per school pupil in England has dropped by eight per cent since 2009/10, research has found.

Trials of the controversial new test for reception-age children are to get under way in September, the organisation developing the checks has confirmed.

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.

Sexually exploited boys and young men often miss out on the support they would receive if they were girls because professionals don't always recognise them as victims, children's charity Barnardo's has warned.

Children's safety is being put at risk due to differing thresholds across England for intervening and offering support to families, a report by a group of MPs and peers has warned.

Children's minister Nadhim Zahawi has dismissed fears that eligibility rules for the government's 30 hours free childcare offer are unfairly benefitting the affluent, labelling concerns raised by education select committee chair Robert Halfon as "faux outrage".

Matt Hancock appointed Health Secretary following Brexit resignations; study finds giving babies solid food before they reach six months can benefit both mother and child; and inquiry recommends improving the transition for children with mental health problems into adult services, all in the news today.

Senior staff at Slough Children's Services Trust are concerned about the pace of change expected by the Department for Education and Ofsted, a new report has revealed.

The national unit that supports the work of family drug and alcohol courts is facing closure due to a lack of funding, with an "emergency" meeting due to be held this week in a bid to save it.

A senior Department for Education official has warned children's services leaders they face an uphill struggle to secure additional funding to tackle demand pressures at the next spending review.