Barnado’s to collaborate with council on children’s services

Barnardo’s is set to work with Leicestershire County Council in a trailblazing project to help improve the lives of children and families.

Free childcare scheme questioned as fees rise

The free childcare scheme is being questioned again as more than half of private nurseries have increased their fees in the past year.

Figures highlight worrying volume of child care cases

The Local Government Association has revealed that social workers are starting new cases for more than 1,000 children each day.

Government sleepwalking into public health crisis

A leading charity has issued a strong call to action to government regarding a lack of funding for information on air pollution.

Increasing safeguarding pressures highlighted in report

A new study has found a substantial increase in calls from the public and professionals worried about a child.

Children’s social care spending overspends by £800m

New analysis shows that children’s social care spending exceeded budgets by £800 million last year.

Investment in reading would combat loneliness

Two organisations are calling on the government to £200 million in using reading to combat loneliness.

Public sector workers more stressed than private

New research has revealed that public sector workers are more likely to suffer from stress than those in the private sector.

Healthier starts dues to improved breakfast clubs

Thousands more school children are receiving a healthier and more nutritious start to the day at a new or improved school breakfast club.

Calls for sustainable long-term library funding

CILIP and The Big Issue Group have jointly called for long-term sustainable investment to secure the future of England’s public libraries.

Bradford Council children's services 'inadequate'

Ofsted has judged children’s services at Bradford Council as inadequate, with children in need of protection left ‘at risk of serious harm’.

Child protection plans witness steep increase

The number of children supported through a child protection plan has undergone the biggest annual increase in four years.

New scheme to help young people leaving care

A landmark government scheme will see see leading businesses support care leavers to raise their career aspirations.

Fears of maintained nursery schools closures

Thousands of SEND children could lose daily support unless the government continues to provide extra funding for maintained nursery schools.

Coalition campaigns for improved children services

A number of unions and children’s organisations have urged the government to prioritise children in the government's spending decisions.

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