January 2018

Welsh Assembly consultation on physical punishment

The Welsh Government has today opened a consultation on a proposal to remove the defence of reasonable punishment when physically punishing or smacking a child.  Currently it is against the law for a parent or carer to smack their child, except where this amounts to ‘reasonable punishment’.  They are consulting on the development of a proposal in law to remove this defence.

09/01/2018

Cabinet reshuffle leads to big changes at the Department for Education

A cabinet reshuffle has led to a leadership shake-up at the Department for Education, with the departures of the Secretary of State, Justine Greening MP, and the Minister of State for Children and Families, Robert Goodwill MP.

09/01/2018

CSSIW name change to Care Inspectorate Wales

CSSIW are changing their name to Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) The change will take effect from 15 January 2018.

 

08/01/2018

Early years resources, ideas, advice and CPD training at Childcare Expo

Childcare Expo London takes place on 2 & 3 March. This must-attend annual event is for everyone in the early years community and provides two days of education and inspiration

03/01/2018