Norfolk County Council secured £1.25 million which will be used to reduce the amount of time children spend in care.Read the full story ›
Children’s Services in Norfolk will no longer need government intervention after the standards agency, Ofsted, raised the service's rating.
The same inspection found the County Council's adoption service is "outstanding".
Overall, Norfolk's Children's Services "require improvement to be good” having previously been rated "inadequate".
It comes after a two week inspection in November which found significant improvements in support to children in care and care leavers.
Sara Tough was appointed Director of Children's Services in July last year and was the sixth person to appointed to the role in four years.
Northamptonshire has become the first county to sign up to a new initiative aimed at giving children the best possible start in life.
It's called the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto which says the first two years from conception are critical for a child's development.
The project will link up midwives, health visitors, doctors and children's centres in Northamptonshire along with parents.
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Children as young as 12 are sending explicit messages of a sexual nature, police in Northamptonshire have said.Read the full story ›
A playground row has broken out between the Department for Education and some of the region's leading academics, about the best way to educate our youngest children.
In a letter published today by the Daily Telegraph, 130 education experts have urged the government to delay formal education until children are seven years old - saying that they risk being tested too much too young.
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Academics from the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University have told the government they believe formal education for young children is damaging.
They argue play-time is an opportunity for children to have fun, and say it should last until they are 6 or 7 years old.
Sara Knight, lecturer in early education at Anglia Ruskin University.
A MAN who had nearly 22,000 indecent images of children on his computer has been jailed for 12 months. Sam Dunn, 24, from Wisbech, admitted three counts of distributing indecent images, four counts of making indecent images and eight counts of possessing indecent images of children
Police carried out a warrant at Dunn's home on October 9 last year after his internet provider address was linked to an account and a file sharing site which was sharing and distributing indecent images of children.
On a computer seized from Dunn's home, officers discovered he had distributed 630 indecent images of children, made 8,707 and possessed a further 8,411.
At Cambridge Crown Court, Dunn was sentenced to a year in prison, he was also made subject of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order for five years and put on the Sex Offenders' Register for seven years.
A 64-year-old man has been bailed, pending further enquiries, after he was arrested on suspicion of common assault. Police received three reports of children being approached by a man in Great Cornard, near Sudbury in Suffolk, on Thursday afternoon.
A 64-year-old man has been arrested by police following a number of incidents of children being approached in Great Cornard, near Sudbury in Suffolk, yesterday afternoon.
Police received three reports of children being approached by a man between 3:30pm and 5:30pm. This afternoon police have arrested a man from the Sudbury area on suspicion of common assault.