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A call for evidence on the children's homes workforce has today (Thursday) been launched by the Department for Education.

Compensation claims against councils that fail to protect vulnerable children from harm could be brought after a landmark judgment ruled councils are legally accountable for their care.

Lessons aim to reduce knife crime over summer

By Nina Jacobs |

06 June 2019

Anti-knife crime lessons are being delivered in schools before the start of the summer holidays, the Home Office has announced.

Children's services consultancy Morning Lane closes

By Joanne Parkes |

06 June 2019

A company that received millions of pounds in Department for Education funding and was at the centre of a controversy over links with the chief children's social worker has been wound up.

London's first regional adoption agency (RAA) launched this week, as the latest data shows a 27 per cent year-on-year drop in the number of approved adopters in the capital.

Northamptonshire's child protection agencies did not collaborate to share safeguarding information on two children prior to their murders, two serious case reviews have found.

Children's rights campaigners are calling for a review of the care system, which they claim puts young people at risk of harm in unregulated settings.

Feltham Young Offender Institution (YOI) has seen significant year-on-year rises in the level of violence against children and staff, with many young inmates reporting they feel unsafe, inspectors have said.

Sure Start children's centres substantially benefit the health of children from disadvantaged backgrounds, closing the gap in hospital admission rates between the poorest and richest areas by half, research has found.

Buckinghamshire County Council's decision to close more than half of the children's centres it operates is facing a High Court challenge.