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Thousands of children at risk due to funding cuts

27th Feb 2019

Thousands of children are at risk of falling through the cracks as funding available for children’s services has plummeted by one third, leading charities have warned. Analysis of official figures…

Compulsory health education in schools from 2020

26th Feb 2019

New guidance supporting schools how to teach pupils about mental health has been launched by the Department for Education. Education secretary Damian Hinds said the guidance will mean that from…

Ofsted: Cambridgeshire ‘requires improvement’

22nd Feb 2019

The quality and the timeliness of services remain less than good for too many children in Cambridgeshire, Ofsted has said. Since the last inspection, changes of senior leadership, restructuring of…

Sandwell makes progress in front door services

22nd Feb 2019

Sandwell Children’s Trust is continuing to make progress in improving its ‘front door’ response to children and families, Ofsted has said. In the third monitoring visit since the local authority…

Tougher sentences needed for child cruelty offences

19th Feb 2019

An MP has urged tougher sentences for perpetrators of child cruelty. Conservative MP for Tonbridge and Malling Tom Tugendhat has introduced a 10-minute rule bill in parliament which calls for…

New model of practice in Leicester

19th Feb 2019

Leicester children’s services is successfully implementing a new approach to working with children and families based on a recognised model of practice, Ofsted has said. Leicester children’s services were last…