Hertfordshire signals next stage off libraries plans

Councillors in Hertfordshire have given the green light to the new priorities for the region’s libraries for 2018 - 2021.

New children’s mental health service in Cambridge

Peterborough City Council has overseen plans for a new service to support young people with their well-being and mental health.

Manchester Library

A consortium, including Manchester City Council, has been successful in its bid to join global UNESCO Cities of Literature network.

Lack of funding damaging children services

Two-thirds of councillors feel they do not have enough funding to provide universal services for children and families.

Cost of childcare rises seven times faster than wages

New research has revealed that the cost of childcare for young children has risen more than four times faster than wages since 2008.

£20 million to improve children’s social care

Minister for Children and Families Robert Goodwill has launched a £20 million initiative to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families.

Local authorities are putting foster children at a disadvantage compared to their peers when it comes to school transport.

North East Lincolnshire’s children’s services rated Good

Ofsted has awarded North East Lincolnshire Council’s children’s services as ‘Good’.

New model of delivering care services in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council has approved plans for a new model of delivering children’s centres, health visiting and school nursing services.

Essex appointed Worcestershire's Improvement Partner

Essex County Council has been formally appointed as Worcestershire's Improvement Partner, to help the council make improvements in children’s services.

Essex launches teacher recruitment campaign

Essex County Council has seen its first cohort of 40 ex-teachers successfully complete the Return to Teaching programme.

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/news/growing-demand-for-foster-carers/

West Sussex County Council is appealing for people to help give a local child a temporary home in a bid to recruit more foster carers.

Hereford seeks more local involvement in children services

Herefordshire Council is set to consider the future use of its children’s centres as it seeks to meet new demand on services.

Fears for breakfast clubs funding

Nearly half of teachers have warned that their breakfast club will close within three years as a result of low levels of funding.

Leicester earmarks £2.5m for children’s services

£2.5 million is set to be invested in Leicestershire County Council’s children’s services to manage a rise in the number of children in care.

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