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Camden Council sets out proposals to change nurseries into children’s centres.

Nurseries run by London Borough of Camden could be converted to children’s centres under new plans put forward by the Council.

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One fifth of knife crime offences committed by children.

New figures reveal that over one fifth of offences involving a knife or offensive weapon in England and Wales have been committed by children.

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New research indicates youth services spending has suffered £1b funding cut.

Latest analysis by the YMCA suggests that youth services have been cut by £1b in real terms over the last eight years.

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Duchess of Cambridge launches Early Years survey

The Duchess of Cambridge has launched a survey to gather ‘vital information’ to better understand child development and happiness.

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National scheme to recruit former social workers launches.

A national scheme to help former social workers return to the profession has been relaunched to help redress staff shortages.

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Children’s Society receives £120,000 to help combat criminal exploitation.

The City Bridge Trust has announced it is awarding £120,000 to the Children’s Society in support of its Stride Project.

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Wakefield Council Children’s Services confirmed as ‘improving’.

OFSTED has confirmed that Wakefield Children’s Services are improving and that oversight by a government appointed commissioner is no longer required.

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Troubled Families programme receives a further £165m.

The government has announced that the Troubled Families programme will receive a further £165m in funding to ensure it continues for another year.

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Newham Council pledges extra funding to support young people.

London Borough of Newham has announced a £4.2 million package to support young people through to 2023.

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Children’s Social Care becomes the main source of referral to council homelessness teams.

As the number of reports of homelessness increases, children’s social workers have become the main source of homelessness referrals.

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