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The local government ombudsman has revealed it has upheld 70% of complaints made about the way councils support special guardians.
Surrey CC’s children’s services are still inadequate, according to Ofsted – three years after they received the same grade.
The government’s proposed Green Paper on child mental health ‘lacks ambition’ and will lead to thousands of children not getting the help they need, MPs have warned today.
Councils have been reminded to stick to strict timetables when creating special educational needs support plans for children by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
The Government has announced a £8.5m programme to help councils work together to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children.
Five London boroughs are piloting a new payment-by-results model to help keep children out of care. Brigitte Squire explains more about the scheme.
Government funding reductions have forced councils to cut back on early support services for vulnerable children, an education policy think tank has found.
Bristol City Council have been criticised after a family, including children with disabilities, was forced to share a hotel room for more than three years.
Worcestershire County Council has approved plans for children’s social care services to be delivered by a new wholly owned council company.
Local authorities are spending nearly £1bn less on children and young people’s services than in 2012, new analysis has revealed today.