Too many children in mental health hospitals

Too many children in England are being are 'unnecessarily' being admitted to mental health hospitals.

1,500 children in England are locked up by the state

The Children’s Commissioner for England has highlighted the hundreds of children who are locked up in institutions across the country.

Specialist support for children at risk of exploitation

A new programme to provide better support for children most at risk of being targeted by gangs or violent crime has been launched.

Training key to raising quality of nursery provision

Ensuring adults working in early-years settings have good qualifications and ongoing training is key to raising the quality of provision.

£9.1m for free meals and activities over summer

£9.1 million of funding will be used to help offer 50,000 disadvantaged children free meals and activities over the upcoming summer holidays.

Pioneering scheme to tackle bad behaviour in schools

A £10 million investment is set to help over 500 schools take part in a pioneering scheme to tackle bad behaviour.

Schools could become community hubs over summer

The government is reportedly considering forcing schools to open over the summer holidays so that they can be used for activities.

Education sector to have say on special needs funding

Damian Hinds is asking local authorities, schools and colleges how the funding system for pupils with special needs and disabilities could improve.

Children’s services at breaking point, warn MPs

A new report has warned that constricted funding and increasing demand have left children’s services in England at breaking point.

More men encouraged to join early-years profession

A new government-backed programme is encouraging men to start careers in nurseries and early years settings.

Provision for school special needs cut by over £1bn

Special needs provision in England has lost out on £1.2 billion because of shortfalls in funding increases from central government since 2015.

Funding to enhance school facilities for community use

A £15 million fund will be available to local authorities and schools in Wales to fund projects that cater for the local community.

Thousands of children taught in illegal schools

Ofsted has revealed the scale of the problem of unregistered schools in England, uncovering more than 500 suspected illegal schools.

Housing development to help finance school places

New guidance will support councils to negotiate what funding is required from housing developers for new schools and school expansions.

Over 12,000 school classrooms needed by 2022

New research has revealed that an additional 12,835 school classrooms will be needed in England by 2021/2022 in order to meet rising demand.