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MPs and peers are calling for urgent action after a parliamentary inquiry finds that vulnerable children are missing out on early help and face a postcode lottery of support.

Many children in need are pre-school age, but early help is being cut. Rachel Buckler, trainer and consultant, reports

Understanding why child abuse happens, and the role of settings in protection. By Eunice Lumsden

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.

To prepare young children for life spent increasingly online, parents and early years practitioners need to monitor their web use and lead by example, writes John Bolton

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.

In the first of a new series looking at common issues highlighted in Ofsted reports, Pennie Akehurst, former head of the Early Years and Childcare Service at Derbyshire County Council, discusses the areas where settings often fall down on safeguarding