Two million children will leave school without ‘catch-up’ support

Labour has warned that nearly two million children will leave school without any catch-up support over the next four years.

Councils forced to halve spending on early help services

Council spending on crucial services that help stop children reaching crisis point has almost halved over the last decade.

Children could miss out on 24 million meals this summer

Labour has warned that children could miss out on over 24 million meals this summer because the government has not fully extended free school meals.

Government launches Rediscover Summer campaign

The government’s Rediscover Summer campaign has launched to help inspire families to get out and about safely and make the most out of summer.

Thousands more children to benefit from free breakfast clubs

Thousands of children in disadvantaged areas in England will be offered nutritious breakfasts in the next two academic years.

£10 million scheme to help pupils boost core skills

Pupils in participating schools are set to benefit from more support in maths and English, as part of a £10 million scheme.

School funding to be made fairer and clearer

Nick Gibb has said that school funding will be made simpler, fairer and more transport as a result of government efforts to ‘level up’

Children need to be at heart of national recovery

The Local Government Association has stressed that children and young people need to be at the heart of the national recovery.

National formula shifting funding from deprived schools

The NAO has found that a new national funding formula has contributed to a shift in the balance of funding from more deprived schools to less deprived schools.

64,0000 childcare places lost during winter lockdowns

More than twice as many childcare places have been lost during the winter lockdowns than in the first six months of the pandemic.

Councils call for urgent action on £1.3bn SEN deficit

England’s largest councils have called for urgent action in this year’s Spending Review to address a spiralling deficit in special educational needs services.

Call for evidence launched on behaviour in schools

The government is asking teachers and school leaders for views on managing good behaviour, including on the use of mobile phones in the school day.

Mental health emergency for adopted children

Adoption UK is warning of a mental health emergency amongst some of the UK’s most vulnerable children.

Online tool to prevent children becoming involved in violence

The Youth Endowment Fund has launched a new Toolkit to help local authorities provide support to children at risk of involvement in violence.

Growing need means 77,000 children will need foster care

The number of children needing foster care in England is set to rise by almost a third by 2030, but councils have inadequate plans in place.


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