Adult Education Budget in Tees Valley rises to £30.6m

The Department for Education has confirmed that it will increase the Adult Education Budget for the Tees Valley to £30.6 million for 2020/21.

New toolkit to help teachers support young carers

The Children’s Society has created a new toolkit for social work professionals to help improve the support they give to young carers.

Ban on under-16s placed in unregulated accommodation

New plans announced by the government will mean that putting children under the age of 16 in unregulated accommodation will become illegal.

Schools buying mental health support doubles

A poll has found that the number of schools in England buying in professional mental health support for pupils has nearly doubled in three years.

£24 million educational boost for North East

Gavin Williamson has said that £24 million of government investment will drive up school standards in the North East.

75 job losses to fund Blackpool’s children’s services

Blackpool Council has said it will invest an extra £14 million in its troubled children’s services by axing up to 75 jobs.

‘Chasm’ remains in children’s mental health offering

The Children’s Commissioner has warned that a ‘chasm’ remains between what children’s mental health services are available and what children need.

£7 million government investment for youth projects

Youth projects across the country will receive a share of a £7 million investment from the Youth Accelerator Fund.

Growing link between air pollution and youth respiratory problems

A joint report has highlighted increasing evidence linking indoor air pollution and respiratory problems in children.

Majority of children in care need SEN support

More than 80 per cent of children in England who were in care during school years between the ages of five and 16 also received help for SEN.

Nottingham’s ‘best children’s library’ plans go on view

Nottingham City Council has unveiled new internal images of the proposed new Central Library.

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.

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