Children with Type 2 diabetes rises by nearly half

The number of young people being treated for Type 2 diabetes has risen by nearly 50 per cent in just five years.

Oxfordshire to replicate children’s social care success

An approach that has changed the way children’s social care operates in Hertfordshire is set to be adopted by Oxfordshire CC.

Academy school success celebrated by DfE

80,000 more children are now studying in good or outstanding sponsored academies, according to new government statistics.

Review for youth service guidance launched

A review of the guidance for councils which sets out how they should secure services for young people has been launched.

Car Free School Streets for Birmingham

A scheme that closes roads around schools to motorised traffic is being piloted in Birmingham from this September.

Children in care to be helped into independent schools

Nadhim Zahawi says that more children growing up in care are to benefit from places at the top private schools.

PM hopefuls should pledge finance to mend broken childhoods

Children’s Commissioner has argued for the next Prime Minister to put their proposed savings towards mending broken childhoods.

Foreign languages in schools being affected by Brexit

Ongoing Brexit uncertainties are having a negative impact on pupils’ motivation to learn a European language.

Quality of care concerns close children's homes

Twelve children's homes in England were closed down by Ofsted last year due to concerns about the quality of care.

Three in five young people experience mental health problems

59 per cent of young people have either experienced a mental health problem themselves, or are close to someone who has.

Battle for support undermining adopted children

Adoption UK has revealed that adopted children are twice as likely not to be in employment, education or training (NEET) as their peers.

Hundreds of children go missing in North East every year

A BBC investigation has discovered that more than 100 children go missing from council-run care in the North East every year.

Childcare risks becoming the preserve of the wealthy

Childcare in England risks becoming the preserve of the wealthy, unless a £660 million funding gap in a free childcare scheme is plugged.

Idling drivers may face higher fines

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is planning to launch a public consultation looking at increasing fines for idling drivers.

Extra support for new teachers through framework

The Early Career Framework will revolutionise the support given to new teachers.

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