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Funding boost to give more children healthy start to the day

Funding boost to give more children healthy start to the day

More than 1,770 schools set to benefit from £26 million to boost breakfast clubs in disadvantaged areas.

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New alliance to boost confidence in reporting child abuse

New alliance to boost confidence in reporting child abuse

Partnership of councils, police chiefs, charities and Government to urge public to report suspicions

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Education Secretary visits Hampshire children’s social services

Education Secretary visits Hampshire children’s social services

Damian Hinds joined Chief Social Worker Isabelle Trowler to hear about Hampshire's innovative children's social care projects.

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Government outlines strengthened plans to tackle child abuse

Government outlines strengthened plans to tackle child abuse

Plans to strengthen information sharing as part of government's ambition to tackle child abuse and neglect.

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Minister announces improved support for care leavers

Minister announces improved support for care leavers

Children and Families Minister Nadhim Zahawi announces three new projects to support for care leavers into education, employment or training.

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DVSA steps up safeguards to protect learner drivers

DVSA steps up safeguards to protect learner drivers

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed driving instructors who have relationships with learner drivers could be removed from the register.

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Education Secretary tours the Midlands and North of England

Education Secretary tours the Midlands and North of England

Damian Hinds sees first hand how the right support can transform the lives of children and young people

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London school helps to shape Relationships and Sex education

London school helps to shape Relationships and Sex education

An academy in south London has been helping to shape the future guidance on Relationships and Sex education for other schools

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India’s young people heralded for outstanding success

India’s young people heralded for outstanding success

Inspirational young Indians presented International Award by His Royal Highness The Earl Of Wessex.

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Independent review of foster care published

Independent review of foster care published

New report outlines recommendations for improving the fostering system

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New members announced for Ofsted board

New members announced for Ofsted board

The Department for Education has today (31 January) announced two new appointments and a re-appointment to the Ofsted board.

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Tax Free Childcare opens to children under 9

Tax Free Childcare opens to children under 9

Childcare scheme now available to parents of under 9s

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Damian Hinds appointed Secretary of State for Education

Damian Hinds appointed Secretary of State for Education

Damian Hinds "honoured" to be appointed Education Secretary

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Boost for school standards with primary literacy drive

Boost for school standards with primary literacy drive

New Centre of Excellence for Literacy Teaching and investment in phonics programmes to boost early reading and language skills

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Education Secretary launches RSE call for evidence

Education Secretary launches RSE call for evidence

Young people and parents to have their say on relationships and sex education.

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Plan to boost social mobility through education

Plan to boost social mobility through education

Education Secretary unveils action plan to provide opportunities on every young person's doorstep and ensure no community is left behind.

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Social worker accreditation system plans announced

Social worker accreditation system plans announced

Phased roll-out of the National Assessment and Accreditation System from 2018

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Social worker accreditation system plans announced

Social worker accreditation system plans announced

Phased roll-out of the National Assessment and Accreditation System from 2018

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Views sought on early years education for disadvantaged children

Views sought on early years education for disadvantaged children

A consultation is being launched on new proposals on eligibility for free 15 hour childcare for two-year-olds.

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Government proposals on children and young people's mental health

Government proposals on children and young people's mental health

Ways for schools and colleges to support pupils' mental health are set out in a green paper, as well as plans for new mental health support teams.

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£45m boost for young people with SEND

£45m boost for young people with SEND

Multi-million pound package announced to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

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YJB publishes its business plan for 2017 18

YJB publishes its business plan for 2017 18

This plan reflects changes to the YJB’s functions which were effective from 1 September 2017.

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Tax Free Childcare to open to children under 6

Tax Free Childcare to open to children under 6

Childcare scheme available to parents of under 6s from 24 November 2017

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New online challenge will test teenagers’ cyber security skills

New online challenge will test teenagers’ cyber security skills

The search is now on to inspire the UK’s next generation of cyber security specialists as the Government’s extracurricular training programme Cyber Discovery opens its doors.

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Research partner announced for children’s social care project

Research partner announced for children’s social care project

Cardiff University awarded research partnership for new What Works Centre

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ACT for Youth: RUN HIDE TELL

ACT for Youth: RUN HIDE TELL

Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) have collaborated with specialists from the PSHE Association and Girlguiding to take terrorism safety advice into the UK’s classrooms and youth organisations for the first time.

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Chair of Residential Care Leadership Board appointed

Chair of Residential Care Leadership Board appointed

Children's Minister appoints Alan Wood to lead work on improving residential care

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New plans for Armed Forces flexible working reach the Commons

New plans for Armed Forces flexible working reach the Commons

New steps to make military life more flexible in order to attract and retain the best talent will be heard in the House of Commons today.

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Prime Minister announces new drive to end the gender pay gap

Prime Minister announces new drive to end the gender pay gap

Prime Minister Theresa May called on companies to take steps to improve workplace equality.

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PE and Sports Premium doubles to £320 million

PE and Sports Premium doubles to £320 million

Funding will improve the quality of PE and sport provision in our schools, helping children to be healthy and active

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London Seminar: Achieving better outcomes for young people affected by sexual exploitation (1 Nov 2017)

London Seminar: Achieving better outcomes for young people affected by sexual exploitation (1 Nov 2017)

In this free seminar Lucie will discuss the Alexi project

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Defence Secretary and Prince Harry Award Gold to Supportive Employers

Defence Secretary and Prince Harry Award Gold to Supportive Employers

HRH Prince Henry of Wales has presented thirty-three UK employers with an Armed Forces Covenant Gold Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award.

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Plans launched to drive social mobility in Opportunity Areas

Plans launched to drive social mobility in Opportunity Areas

Education Secretary launches plans to raise education standards and broaden the horizons of young people in areas struggling with social mobility.

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New education and skills measures announced

New education and skills measures announced

Education Secretary outlines plans to provide opportunity for all and ensure we have the skills needed for a modern, post-Brexit economy.

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Armed Forces Muslim Personnel Complete Hajj

Armed Forces Muslim Personnel Complete Hajj

10 Muslim Armed Forces personnel have completed Hajj to key religious sites in Saudi Arabia.

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Ofsted websites maintenance work: Friday 1 September

Ofsted websites maintenance work: Friday 1 September

Several Ofsted websites will have limited availability early on Friday 1 September due to essential maintenance.

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Ofsted launches new point in time questionnaires

Ofsted launches new point in time questionnaires

The questionnaires are for children and young people as well as parents, carers and staff.

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Ofsted websites maintenance work: Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 August

Ofsted websites maintenance work: Saturday and Sunday 19 and 20 August

Several Ofsted websites will have limited availability on 19 and 20 August 2017, when Ofsted will do essential maintenance.

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33 employers awarded gold for supporting the Armed Forces

33 employers awarded gold for supporting the Armed Forces

The Ministry of Defence today announced the winners of the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Awards.

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Childcare service opens for parents with children under five

Childcare service opens for parents with children under five

Eligible families can save up to £5,000 a year when the new 30 hours free childcare offer opens in September.

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Benefits of 30 hours confirmed as free childcare places soar

Benefits of 30 hours confirmed as free childcare places soar

An independent evaluation of the offer finds increased working hours, greater flexibility and improved finances among benefits for parents.

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£1.3bn for core schools budget delivers rise in per pupil funding

£1.3bn for core schools budget delivers rise in per pupil funding

Education Secretary announces additional £1.3billion for schools funding over two years - meaning schools funding will be £2.6billion higher

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Education Secretary unveils schemes to tackle social mobility

Education Secretary unveils schemes to tackle social mobility

In a speech at the Sutton Trust's Social Mobility Summit 2017 on 12 July, Justine Greening sets out new government initiatives.

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£30 million boost to projects supporting vulnerable young people

£30 million boost to projects supporting vulnerable young people

Children's minister Robert Goodwill announces funding for 24 projects, as part of the Children's Social Care Innovation Programme.

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Family Restoration Fund gets £2 million extra funding

Family Restoration Fund gets £2 million extra funding

The fund pays the travel costs for British former child migrants to be reunited with their families.

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