Concern over children’s care providers’ ‘debt-fuelled’ £215m profit

The six largest children’s social care providers in England made £215m in profit last year, as councils face mounting costs to support vulnerable children and families, a new report shows. The Local Government...

Disadvantaged children benefit most from formal childcare, study finds

Twenty hours a week of formal childcare is most beneficial for England’s most disadvantaged children but they are less likely to access high-quality provision, a study has found. Read the full article on...

Children with SEND ‘worst affected’ by school funding pressures

Research conducted by the inspectorate, at the request of the House of Commons public accounts select committee, found that 80 per cent of primary school head teachers and 72 per cent of secondary head...

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Schools ‘failing to provide epilepsy support’

A number of schools across England are breaking the law because they do not provide support to children with epilepsy, a charity has warned. Carol Long, chief executive of Young Epilepsy said it is “deeply concerning” that schools are...

Why I secretly taped my disability assessment

Every month 60,000 ill and disabled people have their needs assessed for benefits. Some are so worried about the process that they are using mobile phones to secretly record those interviews, critics say. But using that evidence to overturn a...