75 job losses to fund Blackpool’s children’s services

Blackpool Council has said it will invest an extra £14 million in its troubled children’s services by axing up to 75 jobs.

‘Chasm’ remains in children’s mental health offering

The Children’s Commissioner has warned that a ‘chasm’ remains between what children’s mental health services are available and what children need.

£7 million government investment for youth projects

Youth projects across the country will receive a share of a £7 million investment from the Youth Accelerator Fund.

Growing link between air pollution and youth respiratory problems

A joint report has highlighted increasing evidence linking indoor air pollution and respiratory problems in children.

Majority of children in care need SEN support

More than 80 per cent of children in England who were in care during school years between the ages of five and 16 also received help for SEN.

Nottingham’s ‘best children’s library’ plans go on view

Nottingham City Council has unveiled new internal images of the proposed new Central Library.

Local authorities urged to prioritise adoption

Gavin Williamson has urged councils to prioritise adoption and ensure adoptive parents are not wrongly turned away.

Food Watchdog needed to combat food insecurity

A new briefing has revealed that 400,000 children in London cannot access or afford enough nutritious food.

Children's centres changes and closures likely in Suffolk

Suffolk County Council has launched a review of its Children’s Centre service with a view to strengthening its current family offer.

One in four young people with mental health referral 'rejected'

A quarter of children and young people referred to mental health services in England last year were not accepted for treatment.

10-year high for children in care

The Local Government Association has revealed that the number of children in care has risen by 28 per cent in the past decade.

Over 400 schools stuck in cycle of poor performance

415 schools in England are ‘stuck’ in a cycle of low performance and need better and more tailored support to improve.

Specialist support promised for struggling schools

Six new Teaching School Hubs have been announced, as part of plans to share the expertise of the country’s highest performing schools.

£80 million culture boost for children in schools

More children will be able to learn instruments and play in orchestras or choirs thanks to a £80 million investment in music hubs.

Government pledges £11.8m boost to breakfast clubs

£11.8 million will ensure that more children receive a healthy and nutritious breakfast to set them up for the school day.

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