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Ministers are asking for voluntary organisations, charities and local communities to contribute to a consultation on developing a long-term strategy to end child poverty.

Child detention is to be phased out and will end completely by next May, deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said.

A new report tries to unravel the apparent links between children's behaviour problems and their family backgrounds, says Karen Faux.

Up to 500 families in England with adults who have never had a job will be supported as part of plans unveiled by Prime Minister David Cameron to help 'troubled families' with multiple problems, including unemployment and drug or alcohol addiction.

Details of the Early Intervention Grant, designed to provide universal and specialist services for children, young people and families, have been set out by the Government.

The UK ranks in the bottom four countries in the developed world for being family-friendly, according to a new study.

Improving the life chances of children under five is the key to ensuring that the children of poor parents do not grow up to be poor adults, the Government's poverty adviser Frank Field has said.

Children living in areas with Sure Start Local Programmes (SSLP) are less likely to be overweight and have better physical health than children in other areas, according to new research.

Parents experiencing tough financial times will need all the support they can get, so keep channels of communication open, says nursery manager Kathryn Peckham.

All nurseries would be wise to reflect on their policies and practice, as well as the culture within their settings, in light of the review of the Plymouth child abuse case, says Catherine Rushforth.