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  1. Decline of 'good' children's services prompted by cost-cutting, Ofsted finds

    The inspectorate said that following the last full inspection of children's services in Derbyshire in 2013, a large-scale restructure "led to a substantial reduction in leadership and managerial roles...

  2. One in five children 'leaving education without basic qualifications'

    Analysis by the Children's Commissioner for England found that last year 98,799 children in England left without reaching Level 2 attainment, representing 18 per cent of all pupils, and a rise of 24 per...

  3. Inspectors slam quality of London borough's SEND support

    Inspectors found that health professionals in Merton lack training in helping young people through education, health and care (EHC) plans, including assessing, planning and reviewing their support.  ...

  4. Struggling council prioritises cuts to children's residential care

    Torbay Council says that despite an increase of £4.4m in its children's social care budget, it is still forecasting an overspend of £4.2m on supporting vulnerable children this year. A key factor in...

  5. Extra school cash fails to address 'unprecedented' spending slowdown, says IFS

    Last month, the government announced a £4bn package of investment for schools until 2022/23, as part of its latest spending review. This includes £700m extra for children with special educational needs...