Children’s charity Barnardo’s has claimed that too many young people in care are missing out on the support from independent mentors.

Cardiff Council is set to consider cutting summer holidays from six weeks to five.

Amanda Spielman has been confirmed as Ofsted’s next chief inspector, despite MP moves to block her appointment.

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced the provision of 31 new free schools, on his final visit as PM, to the Reach Academy in Feltham.

Gwynedd Council is overseeing plans to introduce a major shake-up of education in the area, with particular focus to the way in which schools are managed.

Bolton council has announced proposals to close 13 children’s centres in a bid to save £1.5 million.

Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has criticised Bradford, Birmingham and Luton councils for doing little to trace pupils which go missing from mainstream schools.

Education select committee MPs have rejected the government’s plant to appoint Amanda Spielman as the next head of Ofsted, claiming they were concerned about her suitability for the job.

Cornwall Council has been praised by Ofsted for the radical turnaround of it’s children services.

Sunderland City Council has announced it will set up a new organisation to deliver its children's services, after a poor Ofsted report last year.

A freedom of Information request (FoI) submitted by The Times has revealed that councils across England and Wale referred a total of 284 to the government’s deradicalisation programme, Channel, in 2015.

The Chartered Institute for Professional Development (CIPD) has called on the government to delay the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and overhaul the proposed system.

Unite has warned against Greenwich Council’s plans to close mobile library services, arguing it could threaten children’s literacy.

In a report, the Commons Public Account Committee (PAC) has cautioned that plans to offer pre-schoolers in England 30 hours of free childcare may be jeopardised if not enough childminders and nurseries can offer places.

Sandwell Council’s children’s social care services are facing the possibility of being transferred to a voluntary trust, after receiving an inadequate rating by Ofsted inspectors.

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