The Centre for Mental Health has said that the mental health of young people has been underfunded for too long, leaving a postcode lottery of support.

A crumbling and failing system is what children and young people in foster care are faced with, if urgent improvements aren't made.

Employment and skills support in local areas will become even more fragmented if councils are sidelined in the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill.

New expert attendance advisers with decades of first-hand experience are to begin work to reduce pupil absence.

The cumulative number of young people being electively home educated during 2020-21 was 34 per cent higher than 2019-20 totals.

Universities will be required to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children by driving up education standards in schools in the local community.

The number of vulnerable children being placed in council care could reach almost 100,000 by the middle of the decade.

More than a million vulnerable children in England have had their life chances reduced by cuts to early years and youth support since 2010.

The LGA has launched a new online resource to map national employment and skills provision in every local authority in England.

Over 100,000 young people across the country have now started jobs through the government’s landmark Kickstart Scheme.

Children and young people will soon be able to undertake a new Climate Award in recognition for their work to improve their environment.

Last week’s Budget announcement contained a stealth cut to funding for youth services worth more than £400 million over the next three years.

Education unions have written to the Education Secretary urging him to take action to ensure climate change education becomes fully embedded in ​the system.

The LGA has urged for school-based counselling to be available and fully funded in all state funded secondary schools and academies.

Children in more than a thousand schools are now enjoying next-generation internet speeds and lightning-fast gigabit broadband.

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This year, Total Telecom’s Connected Britain is celebrating its 10th anniversary, marking a decade of networking, innovation, and collaboration. The conference is now the UK’s largest digital economy event, set to welcome over 7,500 delegates from the telecoms industry and beyond to discuss the hottest topics at ExCel London on September 11–12. 

DTX brings together creative minds and technology practitioners with the tools needed to drive change, enhance experiences and improve efficiencies across today’s organisations.

The countdown to the Environmental Services & Solutions Expo (ESS Expo) is on! As the UK’s largest environmental gathering, ESS Expo is set to take place on 11-12 September 2024 at the NEC, Birmingham.