Tory MPs accused of adding fuel to ‘culture war’ in education report

White working-class pupils have been let down by decades of neglect in the English education system, according to a controversial MPs’ report which warns that schools could be breaking the law by promoting...

Children’s services in England shaky as Jenga tower, says review lead

The English children’s services system is a “tower of Jenga held together by Sellotape” and needs major reform and investment, the head of an independent review has found. Read the full article on this link...

Care services too focused on investigating families in crisis, says review

Child protection services in England are too focused on investigating families in crisis and do not provide enough early support, a report says. An independent review of council-run children’s social...

Ministers ‘knowingly underfunding’ childcare sector in England

Ministers have been accused of “shamelessly, knowingly” underfunding the early years sector in England over the past decade, driving childcare costs up and quality down, after a two-year investigation by a...

Self-harm warning signs can appear decade earlier

Early warning signs of self-harm can appear in children almost a decade before it starts, say researchers. The team at the University of Cambridge found two distinct groups that were more likely to damage...

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