£1.1 million libraries investment in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire libraries are set to introduce Open Access (self-service) technology, after securing £1.1 million capital investment.

Parents say children need more playgrounds

New research from the Association of Play Industries has claimed that parents are worried about the shift from outdoor play to indoor screen time.

Care system in England is struggling to cope

The Children’s Commissioner has found that the number of children in care aged 13 or over rose by 21 per cent between 2013 and 2018.

Combined authorities take control of adult education budgets

The six mayoral combined authorities and the Greater London Authority are now accountable for administering adult education budgets.

Schools in violent areas should have police officers

Home Affairs Committee has claimed that schools in areas with a higher risk of youth violence should be given dedicated police officers.

Attainment gap widens for disadvantaged pupils

Progress to close the achievement gap for poorer pupils in England's secondary schools is reaching a ‘standstill’.

Northamptonshire council 'failing to keep children safe'

Northamptonshire County Council's children's services has been found to be ‘failing to keep children safe’.

Gaps in SEN system highlighted by Ombudsman

A report has highlighted gaps in the redress system to put things right for people if problems occur when parents of children with SEN take their cases to Tribunal.

London boroughs call for early intervention funding boost

New research has highlighted the life-changing impact that early intervention has on the most vulnerable young people in the capital.

Ofsted praises ‘remarkable progress’ in Tower Hamlets

Ofsted has rated Tower Hamlets Council’s Children’s Service as ‘Good’ in its latest inspection.

Commissioner for Birmingham’s children services not needed

Birmingham City Council has expressed its delight after the DfE said that a commissioner for the council’s children services was no longer required.

Blackpool to retain council of children’s services

Commissioner reports that Blackpool Council’s children’s social care services should remain under local authority control.

New PM must prioritise tackling children’s homelessness

More than 300 children face becoming homeless during the school holidays this summer as a result of the housing crisis.

10-year plan needed to fix school funding system

The government must fix the broken education funding system and bring forward a strategic ten-year education funding plan.

£2bn pay rise for public sector workers

The Treasury is set to reveal the biggest public sector pay rise in six years as one of Theresa May's final acts as Prime Minister.

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