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ADCS report warns that Covid 19 crisis could cast a ‘long shadow’ over disadvantaged children, young people and families

New report highlights anticipated peak in children’s services demand at a point where funding becomes exhausted.

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Government announces review into health of young children and babies

The government has announced that Andrea Leadsom will lead a review on health inequalities amongst babies and young children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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OFSTED expands role of its national director for social care

OFSTED has announced that it has increased the remit of its national director for social care by adding responsibility for the regulation of childcare and childcare policy.

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Call for urgent action to address inequality comes from ADCS President

ADCS President, Jenny Coles, has challenged the government to address financial, social and educational inequality as a priority as the country exits lockdown.

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Plans for targeted OFSTED Children’s Services visits after lockdown ends

OFSTED has announced its intention to target inspections on children services departments previously rated ‘inadequate’ when lockdown restrictions are relaxed.

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Children’s Commissioner warns that 120,000 teenagers risk ‘falling off the radar’

Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield, has released a new report highlighting the risk of teenagers falling through the gaps as the country exits lockdown.

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Report highlights dramatic impact of Covid-19 on the Early Years sector

New data shows that early years providers are facing huge financial losses in the wake of the coronavirus crisis as a result of long-term underfunding and reduced demand for places.

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Racial disproportionality in Youth Justice System claimed to be on a par with US

Former shadow justice secretary warns that racial disproportionality in the England & Wales Youth Justice System is ‘as bad as in America’.

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Government praises Medway’s Troubled Families Programme

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has rated Medway Council's Troubled Families programme the best in the South East.

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New report shows street gangs are changing tactics and adapting as pandemic continues

The National Youth Agency (NYA) has released a new report showing how gangs are changing their approach, operating in new locations and grooming new recruits.

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