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Public asked for views on banning energy drink sales to children

Public asked for views on banning energy drink sales to children

The consultation is part of the government’s plan to reduce childhood obesity and other health problems in children.

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New unit to tackle exploitation of vulnerable young people

New unit to tackle exploitation of vulnerable young people

A new national response unit will be established to help local authorities support vulnerable children at risk of exploitation by criminal gangs.

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Projects to improve education for children with additional needs

Projects to improve education for children with additional needs

Nine projects across the country have been awarded a share of £4million to transform the education and outcomes of children taught in alternative provision.

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Languages boost to deliver skilled workforce for UK's businesses

Languages boost to deliver skilled workforce for UK's businesses

School Standards Minister Nick Gibb unveils new drive to deliver a nation of confident linguists and ensure businesses have the skilled workers they need.

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New Council for Internet Safety in the UK

New Council for Internet Safety in the UK

The Government has taken the first step to establish a new UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS)

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HPV vaccine to be given to boys in England

HPV vaccine to be given to boys in England

The government has announced that adolescent boys will be offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them from cancer.

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Brett Wigdortz appointed as Chair of the National Citizen Service Trust

Brett Wigdortz appointed as Chair of the National Citizen Service Trust

HM The Queen has appointed Brett Wigdortz as chair of the National Citizen Service Trust for a term of three years commencing on 12 July 2018 until 11 July 2021.

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Strengthened guidance to protect children at risk

Strengthened guidance to protect children at risk

Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance sets out new requirements for improved partnerships to protect children.

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Elite force of UK Armed Forces Cyber Reserves steps up to join fight against evolving threats

Elite force of UK Armed Forces Cyber Reserves steps up to join fight against evolving threats

The Ministry of Defence’s hunt for gamers and amateur coders to become cyber Reserves has led to a massive increase in applications, creating an elite force of specialists ready to support operations using their unique cyber skills.

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New measures announced to halve childhood obesity by 2030

New measures announced to halve childhood obesity by 2030

New measures to halve the number of obese children by 2030 have been announced by Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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Members announced for new Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel

Members announced for new Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel

The panel members, along with the chair Edward Timpson, will review the most serious child safeguarding cases to share lessons and improve practice.

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Charity Commission Board Member Extension

Charity Commission Board Member Extension

The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP has extended the term of Mike Ashley as a member of the Charity Commission board for 2 years, commencing on 1 November 2018.

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Minister for Africa urges Sierra Leone to invest in next generation of girls

Minister for Africa urges Sierra Leone to invest in next generation of girls

The UK’s Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, has visited Sierra Leone to see how the UK’s partnership with Sierra Leone is improving the lives of some of the poorest people and empowering women and girls.

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Five new commissioners appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Five new commissioners appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission

The Government has confirmed the appointment of five new commissioners for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

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Strengthened guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding

Strengthened guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding

New guidance for schools and colleges on how to keep children safe, including advice on how to support young victims of sexual violence and harassment.

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Multi million fund to boost children's early language skills

Multi million fund to boost children's early language skills

Families to receive extra support to help with children's early language and communication skills at home

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New funding for sports prosthetics for children with disabilities

New funding for sports prosthetics for children with disabilities

The government has announced a further £1.5 million so that more children with disabilities can benefit from the latest sports prosthetics.

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New funding for sports prosthetics for children with disabilities

New funding for sports prosthetics for children with disabilities

The government has announced a further £1.5 million so that more children with disabilities can benefit from the latest sports prosthetics.

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Minister visits projects supporting children's services in Leeds

Minister visits projects supporting children's services in Leeds

Children's Minister met staff at Leeds City Council to hear about improvement work in children's social care

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Moderation of teacher assessments

Moderation of teacher assessments

Two new research studies published as part of on-going programme of work.

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New measures to support children with SEND

New measures to support children with SEND

A range of measures are being launched to provide support for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Funding boost to improve speed and quality of adoption services

Funding boost to improve speed and quality of adoption services

The Regional Adoption Agencies will speed up matching to find loving, stable homes for children more quickly

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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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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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