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Council’s Children’s Services receives praise for its response during the pandemic

Wandsworth Children’s Services has been praised by Ofsted for its agile response during the Covid 19 crisis

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Plans being considered to centralise children’s services in Scotland

The Scottish Government is launching a consultation on proposals to launch a new National Care Service that would see the centralisation of children’s services

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EIF publishes report on next steps for Adverse Childhood Experiences

The EIF has published a follow up report to its review of Adverse Childhood Experiences published in February 2020 looking to build consensus on the evidence base supporting ACE's and how it might best be taken forward to improve policy and practice.

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Number of children and young people waiting for eating disorder treatment soars

The number of under-19s waiting for eating disorder treatment has reached record levels as services are struggling to provide timely treatment in the face of overwhelming demand

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Government announces £20m to provide more early help for vulnerable families

Thousands of vulnerable or low-income families in England are expected to benefit from a multi-million-pound investment to improve access to early education, health and care services

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Youth Endowment Fund launches funding initiative to reduce likelihood of children becoming involved in violence

In partnership with Comic Relief, The Youth Endowment Fund has announced a new £10 million fund to back programmes that support families and keep children from violent crime

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Government launches new national adoption strategy

The Department for Education has launched a new adoption strategy aimed at improving recruitment of adoptive parents and allowing them to be matched with children from any ethic group

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Commission urges government to learn lessons from Sure Start as Family Hub roll out gains speed

The Social Mobility Commission has called on the government to learn from the Sure Start children’s centre initiative as Family Hubs are launched across the country

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New study shows spending on early help services for vulnerable children has been cut in half

Research by the Children’s Services Funding Alliance has provided more evidence highlighting the demise of the children’s social care system

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New study shows attainment gap has widened by a quarter during pandemic

Analysis published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) indicates the attainment gap between disadvantaged and advantaged children has grown by up to 25% over the past 2 years

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