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Competitions and Markets Authority calls for national and regional oversight of ‘dysfunctional’ children’s social care market

The CMA has recommended that new regional and national bodies should be formed to oversee the children’s social care market and help councils commission appropriate placements for vulnerable children

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Report shows stark growing divide between girls’ and boys’ social and emotional wellbeing

New study suggests the mental health of girls is “at a precipice” with tens of thousands now hiding signs of deep distress from their teachers and parents

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Report calls for a new partnership with families to safeguard vulnerable teenagers

The Commission on Young Lives has published a report calling for a new partnership with families to divert vulnerable teenagers away from serious violence, county lines and exploitation

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New report claims 60,000 opportunities to provide Early Help are being missed each year

Latest data shows how Early Help services are coming under increasing threat with opportunities to support children being missed on a significant scale

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Department for Education announces restructure

The Department for Education has announced a restructure to ‘provide integrated delivery for schools and local authorities, including children’s social care and special educational needs and disabilities’

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First modern slavery fraud case of its kind leads to criminal prosecutions

Four members of an organised crime gang have been convicted of exploiting vulnerable girls living in foster care and semi-independent accommodation

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CPD Certification Service confirms accreditation of an Interface skills-based course

The UK’s leading independent CPD accreditation institution has granted accreditation to Interface’s Family Group Conferences course

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Study shows sharp increase in the number of children experiencing mental health problems

New analysis reveals the significant impact the pandemic has had on the mental health of our children

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Government announces new ‘Youth Guarantee’

The Department of Digital, Culture, media & Sport has launched a £560 million ‘Youth Offer’

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DfE announces new measures to tackle avoidable school absences

The Department for Education has announced steps to drive down school absences and ‘end the postcode lottery of how attendance is managed in different schools and parts of the country’

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