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Almost one in ten children starting school are dangerously overweight, according to the latest figures from Public Health England - and the number is on the rise.
The first round of funding to projects that tackle drug dependency and support children in care has been awarded to ten projects.
Nearly half of young parents are struggling to pay for the essentials to bring up their children, according to campaigners.
A multi-million pound government initiative aimed at improving the lives of vulnerable children and families has been announced.
There has been a ‘sharp increase’ in local authorities’ efforts to recognise and combat child sexual exploitation (CSE), a leading children’s charity has said.
Worcestershire children’s services are showing ‘tangible’ signs of improvement but require ‘further progress’, inspectors say.
Council leaders have warned a record number of children are now in the care system, with 90 youngsters a day entering care last year.
A new study has revealed that 40% of women who lose children into public care or adoption because of child protection concerns have been in care themselves.
Northumberland County Council failed to protect vulnerable young children at risk of harm, the local government ombudsman has ruled.
Gary Pettengell warns that messy government data makes it impossible to predict outcomes for vulnerable children.