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School Exclusion named as a key factor in the growth of knife crime.

A group of MP’s has released a report naming school exclusion as a key factor leading to grooming and criminal gang exploitation.

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Excellent OFSTED results for City of Westminster

OFSTED's inspection of children’s social care services in the City of Westminster found that the area was outstanding in all areas.

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National Day Nurseries Association urges members to check for council budget underspends.

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has issued advice to its members to challenge their council’s funding plans for potential budget underspends.

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Education Committee publishes its report on the impact of the Government’s SEND reforms.

The Education Committee has released its report reviewing the success and implementation of the Government’s SEND reforms and the impact they are having in meeting the challenges faced by children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Council announces major investment to reduce the number of children taken into care.

Lancashire County Council has announced it has earmarked £6m to cut the high number of children being taken into care.

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Number of suspected cases of child slavery rises by 800%.

National Crime Agency statistics indicate the number of children being identified as potential victims of modern slavery has increased by more than 800 per cent in the past five years putting councils under pressure.

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Chief Inspector of Probation calls for national guidance on out of court disposals.

Chief Inspector of Probation, Justin Russell, has called for national guidance to ensure young people involved in low-level offending receive consistent support.

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Youth Endowment Fund makes first grant awards.

The Home Office-funded Youth Endowment Fund has made awards totalling £16.2m to 22 projects.

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Institute calls for more compulsory visits to help disadvantaged families.

The Institute of Health Visiting has published a report calling for the number of statutory health visitor visits to be increased from five to eight.

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Government expands Mockingbird Programme into 10 new areas.

Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has announced that the DfE will fund the expansion of the Mockingbird Foster Model into 10 new areas in the North and Midlands.

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