Car Free Zones introduced outside six Glasgow schools

A trial of car free zones that will improve road safety at six Glasgow primary schools will begin on the first day of new school term.

£5.5m funding proposals for children in Stoke-on-Trent

A consultation has been launched by Stoke-on-Trent Council on proposals to fund a £5.5 million redirection of cash to children’s services.

50,000 children in care where council services are failing

The number of vulnerable children being cared for in areas where council services are failing is going up.

£1.1 million libraries investment in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire libraries are set to introduce Open Access (self-service) technology, after securing £1.1 million capital investment.

Parents say children need more playgrounds

New research from the Association of Play Industries has claimed that parents are worried about the shift from outdoor play to indoor screen time.

Care system in England is struggling to cope

The Children’s Commissioner has found that the number of children in care aged 13 or over rose by 21 per cent between 2013 and 2018.

Combined authorities take control of adult education budgets

The six mayoral combined authorities and the Greater London Authority are now accountable for administering adult education budgets.

Schools in violent areas should have police officers

Home Affairs Committee has claimed that schools in areas with a higher risk of youth violence should be given dedicated police officers.

Attainment gap widens for disadvantaged pupils

Progress to close the achievement gap for poorer pupils in England's secondary schools is reaching a ‘standstill’.

Northamptonshire council 'failing to keep children safe'

Northamptonshire County Council's children's services has been found to be ‘failing to keep children safe’.

Gaps in SEN system highlighted by Ombudsman

A report has highlighted gaps in the redress system to put things right for people if problems occur when parents of children with SEN take their cases to Tribunal.

London boroughs call for early intervention funding boost

New research has highlighted the life-changing impact that early intervention has on the most vulnerable young people in the capital.

Ofsted praises ‘remarkable progress’ in Tower Hamlets

Ofsted has rated Tower Hamlets Council’s Children’s Service as ‘Good’ in its latest inspection.

Commissioner for Birmingham’s children services not needed

Birmingham City Council has expressed its delight after the DfE said that a commissioner for the council’s children services was no longer required.

Blackpool to retain council of children’s services

Commissioner reports that Blackpool Council’s children’s social care services should remain under local authority control.

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