The government has been accused of "undermining" children's centres amid claims that nearly 1,000 establishments across England have not been inspected as a result of a temporary suspension first announced in 2015.
Charity keen to expand hospital youth work initiative to rural towns; youth club calls for funding support to stay open; and council agrees £6,000 grant funding for young people's groups, all in the news this week.
Research finds four per cent of adults have accessed child abuse images online; concerns raised over approach of schools to young people questioning their gender; and foster carer struck off register over welfare concerns, all in the news today.
The NSPCC has asked government to provide additional funding so it can offer round-the-clock counselling for children and young people with mental health issues after reporting record levels of demand for its support service Childline.
Standards at an independent trust set up to improve the quality of children's services provision in Doncaster have been rated "good" following a re-inspection by Ofsted, just two years after receiving the lowest rating.