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Troubled Families payments – trial for up-front payments

A new funding system, called "earned autonomy" will be piloted with 11 local authorities from next month to pay for support provided through the government's Troubled Families programme.

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Concern over SEND cuts

SEND cuts putting children at risk of exclusion

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ADCS support flexibility around dropping independent reviewing officers

The Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) has backed a stocktake and recommendations by supporting the idea that Councils should be given the choice whether to continue providing independent reviewing officers for children in care

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Serious Violence Strategy

The government has set out their response to serious violence and recent increases in knife crime, gun crime and homicide.

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Serious Crime Taskforce to be created

A new Serious Violence Taskforce to bring together key sectors.

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Youth offending teams to trial programme to address trauma

Government to fund a trial in working with young offenders to address reasons for their behaviour.

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Ofsted praises MASH teams

Praise for Children's Services in Waltham Forest MASH team.

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A new focus for Government to improve outcomes for children with additional needs

A £4m fund has been established to review, understand and develop ways to help children with additional needs.

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Primary staff need more help to steer children away from gangs

Frustrated primary staff felt they were doing everything they could to support young people at risk of getting involved with gangs.

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Exclusion rates concerns the Education Secretary

Damien Hinds, Education Secretary expresses his concern of the high levels of children being excluded and could see the benefit of schools with low exclusion rate to share information.

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