Local authorities urged to prioritise adoption

Gavin Williamson has urged councils to prioritise adoption and ensure adoptive parents are not wrongly turned away.

Food Watchdog needed to combat food insecurity

A new briefing has revealed that 400,000 children in London cannot access or afford enough nutritious food.

Children's centres changes and closures likely in Suffolk

Suffolk County Council has launched a review of its Children’s Centre service with a view to strengthening its current family offer.

One in four young people with mental health referral 'rejected'

A quarter of children and young people referred to mental health services in England last year were not accepted for treatment.

10-year high for children in care

The Local Government Association has revealed that the number of children in care has risen by 28 per cent in the past decade.

Over 400 schools stuck in cycle of poor performance

415 schools in England are ‘stuck’ in a cycle of low performance and need better and more tailored support to improve.

Specialist support promised for struggling schools

Six new Teaching School Hubs have been announced, as part of plans to share the expertise of the country’s highest performing schools.

£80 million culture boost for children in schools

More children will be able to learn instruments and play in orchestras or choirs thanks to a £80 million investment in music hubs.

Government pledges £11.8m boost to breakfast clubs

£11.8 million will ensure that more children receive a healthy and nutritious breakfast to set them up for the school day.

Extra support announced for Troubled Families

Families with deep rooted problems will receive extra support to get their lives back on track with up to £165 million of funding.

School funding breakdown announced by government

The government has informed local authorities across the country how much extra education money they will receive next year.

Next London Borough of Culture competition begins

Seven boroughs from across the capital have been invited to City Hall to present their bid to be the next London Borough of Culture.

Nearly a third of England's secondary schools running deficits

New financial analysis by Reform has found that 28 per cent of local authority maintained secondary schools in England are in the red.

Green Party pledges to write off student debt

The Green Party will write off existing debt of all former students who studied under the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.

Pupil inequality heightened by parent donation disparity

Pupils in some of the poorest regions of the country are being left behind because parents cannot afford to fill funding gaps with donations.