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Over two million children in England are growing up in families where there are serious risks, according to a new report from the Children’s Commissioner.

Tens of thousands of children at risk of abuse and neglect are being put at risk as cuts to council budgets mean chances to intervene are repeatedly missed, warns charity.

A new campaign to improve working conditions for social workers and raise children’s outcomes has been launched today.

Four nurseries in Devon are to be permanently closed, leaving more than 400 children without childcare and 100 members of staff without jobs.

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.

Councils warn that they are struggling to cope with an increase in demand for support as one child is referred to social services every 49 seconds.

Two-thirds of councillors responsible for children’s services say their local authority doesn't have the resources to provide universal services such as children’s centres, finds survey.

The number of children being sent to live in children’s homes outside their borough has risen dramatically, according to Government figures, raising concerns over their safety.

Financial pressures on local authorities are raising the thresholds which qualify vulnerable children for support and early help, social workers say.

A £30m Government grant will allow the National FGM Centre to continue its work to stop female genital mutilation (FGM).