One in three areas cutting early mental health help for children

More than a third of local areas are cutting spending on early help for children and young people with mental health problems, according to analysis by the children’s commissioner for England.

Council fined after YOT shared sensitive data about alleged gang members

Newham Council has been fined £145,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after its youth offending team (YOT) shared sensitive personal details about alleged gang members.

Ofsted’s ‘off-rolling’ crackdown must go further, says ADCS

Children’s services directors have criticised Ofsted’s schools inspections reforms for not going far enough to tackle “off rolling”, where schools seek to remove challenging pupils from their register.