The Department for Education is to plough an extra £31.6m into educational psychology training after it emerged that two thirds of councils are struggling to fill vacant roles.

A group of more than 30 healthy food campaigners are calling on the government to bring in proposals it made almost three years ago to rate schools on how well they are promoting children's health and combating obesity.

The government's Troubled Families Programme is cutting numbers of children in care by up to a third, new analysis from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government suggests.

'Passionate leadership and fewer targets' key to early help success

By Gabriella Jozwiak and Joanne Parkes |

20 March 2019

Passionate leadership, a clear vision, and a small number of focused targets are among 16 "key enablers" identified by research looking at what makes an early help offer successful.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council's children's services department is failing to protect children and is blighted by "poor leadership", according to a damning Ofsted report.

A group of parents have lost their high court challenge over £21m of potential cuts to special educational needs and disability (SEND) funding by Surrey County Council.

The government must target investment towards employment-focused youth services to address crime at its roots, sector leaders have urged.

More than two thirds of the funding available to councils to support families in financial crisis was unspent last year, despite rising need.

A panel of mental health experts will look at ways of helping teachers deal with the pressures of the job, to boost the Department for Education's proposed recruitment and retention strategy.

A charity has raised concerns about the use of restraint by staff at a children's mental health unit after it emerged almost 30 complaints have been made by parents or children over the last six years.