Restore child support to 2010 levels, say peers

More than a million vulnerable children in England have had their life chances reduced by cuts to early years and youth support since 2010.

Online tool to map employment and skills provision

The LGA has launched a new online resource to map national employment and skills provision in every local authority in England.

100,000 young careers boosted by Kickstart Scheme

Over 100,000 young people across the country have now started jobs through the government’s landmark Kickstart Scheme.

Government announced new Climate Award for students

Children and young people will soon be able to undertake a new Climate Award in recognition for their work to improve their environment.

Stealth cut of £400m to youth services in Budget

Last week’s Budget announcement contained a stealth cut to funding for youth services worth more than £400 million over the next three years.

Unions call for action on climate change crisis in schools

Education unions have written to the Education Secretary urging him to take action to ensure climate change education becomes fully embedded in ​the system.

Make school-based counselling available to all children

The LGA has urged for school-based counselling to be available and fully funded in all state funded secondary schools and academies.

1,000 schools connected to full fibre broadband

Children in more than a thousand schools are now enjoying next-generation internet speeds and lightning-fast gigabit broadband.

£300 million to develop new teachers and leaders

Graduates applying to train as teachers in high-demand subjects will receive thousands of pounds in tax-free cash bursaries.

Urgent action on ventilation needed, says Labour

Labour is calling for urgent action on ventilation following a 67 per cent increase in the number of children out of school due to coronavirus.

£30m package to refurbish 4,500 public tennis courts

The government and Lawn Tennis Association have announced a £30 million package to refurbish more than 4,500 public tennis courts.

Children’s mental health has not improved post-lockdown

New data released by NHS Digital has shown that the mental health of children and young people has not improved since last year's lockdown.

Free glasses to be trialled in schools to tackle poor eyesight

Thousands of pupils will benefit from an expanded programme that provides two free pairs of glasses to improve reading and writing.

Training launched for mental health leads in schools

Pupils will benefit from a trained senior mental health lead tasked with identifying those who need support and improving access to specialist services.

Early years support services further to of reach

Action for Children has warned that 4.3 million parents are missing out on or struggling to access essential children's services.

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