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Ofsted launches consultation on the future of inspection of Cafcass

Ofsted has launched a consultation over proposed changes to the inspection of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass)

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New research shows nearly half of CAMHS failed to adapt support services during lockdown

A new study has revealed that 4 in 10 Child and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) failed to introduce any new on-line support services for young people during the pandemic lock down

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Chief nurses say professionals including, school nurses and health visitors, should not be redeployed during Covid second wave

England’s chief nurses have written a letter to the Directors of Nursing providing advice on how services to families should be managed as part of their winter Covid planning

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Charitable Trust announces £200m investment to tackle youth violence

The Youth Endowment Fund has launched a 10 year strategy to develop projects aimed at reducing violent crime amongst young people

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New research commissioned by the EEF to understand the impact of Covid 19 school and nursery closures

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has announced 3 new research studies designed to help better understand the impact of strategies put in place by schools to support students during the Covid closures

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Children’s Commissioner claims young peoples rights actively downgraded during lockdown

Children’s Commissioner, Ann Longfield, has published a damning report on the government’s response to the Covid crisis and it’s impact on young people

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Education Secretary confirms SEND review will be delayed until early next year

Gavin Williamson has confirmed that the governments key review into provision for children with Special Educational needs and Disabilities (SEND) will not be published until 2021

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New guides published to help better understand the impact of age assessments on migrant children

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU) has published new information sheets aimed at helping migrant children through age assessments

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New Development Matters guidance published by DfE

The Department for Education has published revised curriculum guidance as schools start to adopt the Early Years Foundation Stages (EYFS) framework.

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Calls for wide-ranging review of the criminal records system to support youth justice reforms

The Standing Committee for Youth Justice (SCYJ) has highlighted the damage being done by the childhood criminal record system and calls for widescale reform

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