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More evidence needs to be gathered before rejecting the possibility of a law which makes professionals’ reporting of child abuse mandatory, says England’s Children’s Commissioner, Maggie Atkinson.
Blackberry Bush Nursery in Leicestershire, one of seven settings owned by Bush Babies Children’s Nurseries, has had its registration suspended by Ofsted.
Professionals working with children should be required by law to report any suspicions they have about child abuse, the former director of public prosecutions has said.
Ofsted's new early years inspection framework, which comes into force on 4 November, will focus on safeguarding, safety and teaching.
One in seven local authorities in England has 'inadequate' child protection arrangements, according to a new report by Ofsted.
The Welsh Assembly's draft budget includes more money for the Flying Start scheme in a bid to to help up to 36,000 vulnerable families with young children.
Ofsted has published a new single inspection framework for inspecting local authority children's services.
Once again the early years sector is reeling after failings in a nursery's management are blamed for allowing horrific crimes to go undetected.
Failings in a nursery's management and by Ofsted and a local authority meant that concerns about a nursery assistant who raped a toddler were missed.
The Pre-School Learning Alliance has branded the new Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) a disaster after learning that volunteers had wrongly paid for their checks.
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