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Primary schools line up for DfE funded speech and language programme

Two fifths of primary schools are reported to have signed up for a programme to support reception-aged children whose early language and literacy development has been affected by the pandemic

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New study announced to track progress of children after the pandemic

The major study will follow 12,000 Year 11 students and assess how the pandemic has impacted education, careers and wellbeing

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Incoming ADCS President calls for ‘long term national plan for Children and Young people’

New President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services has used her inaugural speech to call for a long term and aligned approach for support for children and young people

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West Midlands taskforce created to move children’s home residents into foster care

A new taskforce has been set up in the West Midlands to move looked after children out of children’s homes and into foster care

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Call for the government to invest in outdoor play to help children recover from the pandemic

The Association of Play Industries has urged the government to put greater investment into outdoor play areas to help children recover from a year of lockdown

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New research suggests councils could save £7bn by adopting new early intervention strategies

Study shows how long-term savings could be achieved through the adoption of strategies that focus on early intervention policies targeting vulnerable families

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Government announces £280m capital funding boost for SEND children

Councils are to receive an additional £280m to create new places in schools, academies, colleges and early years settings for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

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New report uncovers how criminal gangs have changed the way they work during the pandemic

Research finds gangs are increasingly using social media to exploit young people into selling or transporting drugs

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Survey suggests best course for education to steer out of pandemic

A major survey by the National Education Union has given a clear view of actions needed to best steer education out of Covid

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Calls for urgent reform of child protection and early help services for young children and babies

The Nuffield Foundation has highlighted the impact of the pandemic on key services aimed at protecting children

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