Council cuts leaving deaf children at breaking point

The National Deaf Children’s Society has warned that more than a third of councils are cutting educational support for deaf children.

£28 million to support children and young people

The government has announced that ten projects across England that support disadvantaged children and young people will receive over £28 million.

DfE announces struggling schools to face single target

Operating a single ‘trigger’ point to indicate when struggling schools require intervention would help to create a more simple education system.

Welsh children’s services reaching ‘crisis point’

The Welsh Local Government Association has warned that children's services in Wales are nearly ‘at crisis point’.

Leicestershire to roll-out Smart Libraries network

Leicestershire County Council has confirmed that up to 14 libraries in the region will be converted to ‘Smart Libraries’.

£8.5m fund to improve early language and literacy development

An £8.5 million programme has opened for local authorities to fund projects to improve early language and literacy development for disadvantaged children.

Student majority warning causing funding gap

A growing funding gap is developing in Nottingham, caused by the high proportion of students in Nottingham leaving the city council short of council tax.

First choice primary school for majority in England

An estimated 90 per cent of pupils were offered a place at their first choice of primary school this year.

Extent of child tooth decay revealed

New Public Health England data has revealed that a child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay.

1,000 children’s centres lost since 2009

New research by the Sutton Trust has revealed that as many as 1,000 Sure Start centres across the country have closed since 2009.

Worcestershire to pursue new children's social care model

Worcestershire County Council has agreed to develop a wholly owned council company to deliver children's social care services in the region.

Almost £7 million to support struggling families in Liverpool

Liverpool City Council will receive early access to almost £7 million of funding to support struggling families to turn their lives around.

Community Managed Libraries handover in Derby

Derby City Council has signed agreements with DHA confirming the local charity’s plans to run all ten proposed Community Managed Libraries.

Further funding to improve quality of adoption services

Five new Regional Adoption Agencies have been granted £3.4 million as part of the government’s ambition to create a world-leading adoption system.

Care leaver initiative only funding one in five

The LGA has expressed concern over an initiative for children leaving care only having enough funding to support one in five young people.

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