The Department of Education has published the latest statistics on children in need, in England, for the year 2015 -2016. This data gives an insight into the children, who are referred to and assessed by children’s social services, and the issues they face. Gender The gender remained similar to previous years with 52.7% of those…

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The Department of Education have launched a consultation called Keeping Children Safe in Education.  The government is seeking views on its proposals to reform safeguarding requirements and guidance in schools and further education colleges . The new proposals are stated as: issuing new safeguarding guidance to schools and further education colleges to replace the current Safeguarding Children and Safer…

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The Department of Education have published The young Persons Guide to the Children and Families Bill.  The Bill, which is not yet agreed, will include reform to systems for adoption, family justice and improved services for vulnerable children. Taken for the DoE website the Guide is described as: This Guide is a good summary of…

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As school budgets are being cut by education authorities, an increasing number of primary schools are finding it harder to keep running their breakfast clubs, which could lead to the danger of vulnerable children going hungry. Labour MP Sharon Hodgon, shadow minister for children and families, has made freedom of information requests to 128 local…

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The Department of Education recently asked the Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre to carry out a study into the work of 8 local authorities which are piloting recommendations laid out in the Munro Review. The changes in working relate to the reduction of statutory guidance on children’s safeguarding in order to allow councils and practitioners greater…

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