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  1. MPs tell government to 'get a grip' on children's services pressures

    A damning public accounts committee report says that the government needs to "get to grips" with the issues "struggling" councils are facing in supporting increasing numbers of looked-after children....

  2. Council children's centres spending slashed by a quarter

    Latest analysis by the Local Government Association (LGA) suggests council spending on children centres has fallen by £156.7m over the past four years. While in 2014/15 councils were spending £637.3m...

  3. DfE pledges £31m to address educational psychologist shortages

    The money will be used to meet a commitment, made by the government in December, to increase the number of newly-trained educational psychologists from 160 to 206 each year. The extra funding starts in...

  4. Food campaigners back long-awaited healthy schools rating scheme

    The government's 2016 Childhood Obesity Plan proposed a healthy schools rating scheme to show how well schools are supporting children's health. But nearly three years on and the scheme has yet to get...

  5. Troubled Families Programme 'cuts number of children in care'

    The update is among a number of findings published in the National evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme 2015-2020, which also reports reduced numbers of juveniles receiving custodial sentences....