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.

Staff turnover for early years sector concerning

The NDNA has said that more attractive retail jobs are luring qualified nursery practitioners away from working with young children.

Children should be taught cold water shock dangers

The LGA has issued a water safety warning ahead of rising temperatures when casual swimmers may be tempted to take a dip in open water.

Children exposed to toxic air inside London schools

Campaigners have urged for improvements in the quality of air inside and outside primary schools in London.

£3.8bn needed to reverse cuts in pupil spending

The IFS has warned that a one-off increase of £3.8 billion would be needed to reverse eight per cent cuts in per pupil school spending.

New measures to support disadvantaged school children

The Education Secretary has outlined plans to prevent the most vulnerable children missing out on school.

Children centre cuts leaving families with no help

Budget cuts for UK children’s centres is leaving many unable to continue to reach families across their communities.

Prime Minister makes new mental health pledge

Theresa May has pledged better access to education, training and support across communities as part of an overhaul of society’s approach to mental illness.

Significant group of children being denied advocacy

There is a significant group of children being denied access to advocacy – despite having a statutory entitlement to it.