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A new report on growing up in the north of England advocates a renewed focus on early intervention, including encouraging local areas to do all they can to continue to fund children’s centres.
New figures show investment in Sure Start has continued to decline with local authority spending on centres falling by £763 million since 2010.
A breakdown of the latest DfE statistics on take-up of the 30 hours by local authority show 63 out of 153 councils validated fewer codes than the national average (93 per cent)
A Scottish campaign group has renewed its call for nursery reform after new research shows nine out of ten council settings don’t provide the hours working parents need.
Four- to seven-year-old children who are unaware of why they are in care are more likely to have low well-being, finds new research.
All five council-run day nurseries in Salford are under threat of closure, placing more than 100 jobs at risk.
A new map tracking the waistlines of primary school children shows in some local authority areas close to 50 per cent of children are overweight or obese.
A new poverty map reveals there are now constituencies where more than half of children are growing up in poverty.
Child health in England is being harmed by public sector cuts, a new report has warned.
Action for Children says the Government is 'letting families down' as it finds that four in ten children's centres have not been inspected for over five years.
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