£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.

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.

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