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The Institute of Health Visiting calls for health visitors to be given the lead role in supporting families with mental health issues

The Institute of Health Visiting (IHV) suggests a move to give health visitors the lead role in supporting families with mental health issues would help recognise mental health problems at a much earlier stage.

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Mayor of London announces new approach to tackle serious violence

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has unveiled plans for a violence reduction unit which will be set up with £500,000 from City Hall and will expand on work under the mayor’s knife crime strategy.

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Study reveals the benefits of good quality early years provision.

The University of Oxford has published research undertaken on behalf of the Department of Education on Early Education Use and Child Outcomes up to the age of four.

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DfE myth busting guide

The DfE have published a short guide that they believe will clarify relevant parts of statutory guidance on children’s social care obligations.

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Children’s minister announces national unit to tackle child exploitation

Children’s Minister Nadhim Zahawi has announced a new national unit will be established to help improve support for vulnerable children and young people at risk of exploitation.

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Home Secretary announces new measures to keep children safe

The Home Secretary, Sajid Javed, has delivered a speech announcing new measures to keep children safe which, he describes, as his key mission during his period of tenure.

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New research suggests educational outcomes are little improved as a result of the introduction of the 2-year-old entitlement to funded childcare.

Research indicates there is little evidence to suggest the introduction of the 2-year-old entitlement to government funded childcare has improved early years educational outcomes of poorer children

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Independent Review of Sport in Youth and Adult Prisons calls for institutions to devise and implement an integrated physical activity and wellbeing strategy.

Professor Rosie Meek of Royal Holloway, University of London has published her A Sporting Chance review setting out 12 recommendations for the use and management of sporting activity in prisons, YOI’s and Children’s homes.

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Government announces plans to end rough sleeping for good by 2027

James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced the governments intention to halve the number of people sleeping rough in this Parliament and to end it for good by 2027.

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Government consultation on the future of children's centres shelved

The Department for Education has confirmed that its long-awaited consultation on the future of children’s centres has been shelved indefinitely

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