Ofsted found senior leaders had ’no awareness’ of deterioration in services
Concern over locked-up 'invisible children'Subscription
Children’s commissioner raises concern that information on the whereabouts and length of stay in secure settings is not recorded
Eleanor Brazil will advise the education secretary on whether services should be taken out of council’s operational control
Coouncils remain in the dark about how much funding will be allocated two months after budgets set
The eight existing councils in Northamptonshire will be abolished and replaced by two unitary councils, the government has confirmed.
The government says support for survivors will be placed on a sustainable footing
Child asylum seekers support rates to riseSubscription
Daily rates paid to councils for looking after unaccompanied asylum-seeking children will rise, following the completion of delayed Home Office review.
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime calls on the government to set new legal requirements in councils
County announces new children's directorSubscription
Durham CC has appointed the lead for sector-led improvement in the region as its new director of children.
Commons housing, communities & local government committee also calls for more stretgic approach to one-off funding pots