Young UK Muslims face social mobility barriers

A new report by the Social Mobility Commission has found that young Muslims living in the UK are facing enormous social mobility challenges.

North Lincolnshire children’s services rated ‘outstanding’

Ofsted has awarded North Lincolnshire Council an ‘outstanding’ rating for services for children in need of help and protection.

2,500 new school places in Essex

Essex County Council has created over 2,500 new school places ahead of the new academic year following £74 million of expansion projects.

£100,000 to support the childcare sector in Wales

Over £100,000 has been announced by the Welsh government to support the delivery of the 30 hours of free early education and childcare.

Joint adoption services for five local authorities

Five local authorities are to combine adoption services to increase the number of children being adopted and improve the experience of adopters.

Online resource for innovative culture investment

The LGA and Arts Council England have collaborated to create the first online resource to help councils develop innovative ways to invest in culture.

Mayor launches initiative to improve London’s mental health

The Mayor of London has launched Thrive LDN, a new movement to improve mental health and well-being across the capital.

Plymouth leader urges libraries plan backing

The leader of Plymouth City Council has urged fellow councillors to vote for the council's updated Plan for Libraries.

Mayor launches first London Borough of Culture award

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched the search for the first-ever London Borough of Culture, inviting 32 boroughs to bid for cultural funding.

Senior politicians urge for lower voting age

A number of senior politicians have called for the voting age to be lowered to 16 after the surge in the youth vote at the General Election.

The mental health system is ‘failing young people’, report shows

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are unable to adequately support young people who need specialist support.

Birmingham launches consultation on early years services

Birmingham City Council has launched a consultation on a new system for providing early years services for children and families in the city.

Quarter of foster children placed out of council area

New figures have revealed that more than a quarter of children in care in Wales were placed in new homes outside of their county.

Labour makes public service pledge

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has pledged support for UK public services, attacking Tory education and health policy.

Belfast City Council consults on incorporation of Irish language

Belfast City Council has asked the public to share their thoughts on how best to incorporate Irish, Ulster-Scots and other minority languages into its daily business.

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