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.

Ofsted has praised a supportive environment and high morale among children's social workers following a check on provision in Manchester.

An annual government review of children's mental health in England is among a set of measures announced by Prime Minister Theresa May to tackle poor mental wellbeing among children and young people.

An initiative designed to support vulnerable child trafficking victims is set to be expanded, more than three and a half years after legislation to pave the way for it was passed, it has been announced.

Poor-quality data is undermining the government's understanding of its progress on children's mental health and whether additional funding has been spent as intended, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.

Efforts are being made by police to raise awareness of the issue of child sexual exploitation with a series of spot checks being conducted on hotels in London.