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Councils 'unaware' of how many children 'neglected'

Councils 'unaware' of how many children 'neglected'
Research by Action for Children has found that most local authorities have no system for counting the number of neglected children
Most English local authorities do not have systems in place to identify how many children are being neglected, according to research by Action for Children.
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Half of councils fail to secure sufficient free childcare places

Half of councils fail to secure sufficient free childcare places

More than half of local authorities will be unable to provide all disadvantaged two-year-olds with access to free childcare when the government’s flagship scheme expands next month, CYP Now can reveal.

On 1 September, the number of two-year-olds eligible for 15 hours of free childcare a week [...]

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SEN shake-up receives positive feedback

SEN shake-up receives positive feedback

Parents of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) are largely positive about changes being introduced by the government to give them more choice over the services they use, a report has found.

Under the Children and Families Act 2014, from 1 September, children and young people with SEN, and their [...]

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