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Council announces ‘new way’ of delivering youth support services

Shropshire Council has announced a £365,000 overhaul of youth services which will provide increased support for vulnerable young people.

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Pay and working conditions lead to a dramatic reduction in the number of early years workers

Research indicates 67,000 staff left the early years workforce last year with stress and poor pay significant contributing factors.

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Government plans consultation on unregulated children’s homes

The Government is expected to launch a public consultation on unregulated children’s homes which could lead to the banning of their use for under 16’s.

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London Mayor invests an additional £16.4m into youth projects.

Sadiq Kahn has announced that a further £16.4m will be invested into London youth services to help reduce violent crime.

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Number of children living in poverty rises.

Latest figures show that the UK child poverty rate is now higher than at any time in the last 20 years

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Dorset PCC links youth service cuts to increase in youth crime

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Martyn Underhill has blamed cuts to youth services on the increase seen in youth crime.

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Government announces £7m investment into Youth Projects

Culture Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has announced a new round of funding to support youth projects across the UK.

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Data algorithms may miss ‘at risk’ children

A new report warns that the use of data algorithms to identify ‘at risk’ children may lead to some being missed entirely and other families being subject to unnecessary scrutiny.

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Number of schools employing mental health counsellors increases significantly.

A new study has found that the number of schools in England employing mental health counsellors has nearly doubled since 2016.

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Survey launched to seek views on SEND funding

A survey has been launched to understand how underfunding affects children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

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