Children and young people in the news
Commissioner mention: Schools 'illegally excluding pupils' (BBC News Online)
Some schools in England are illegally excluding pupils, sometimes permanently, without going through the full formal process, a report says.
Bring down school exclusions, children's commissioner warns (Channel 4 News)
Dr Maggie Atkinson said that pupils should only be excluded for safety reasons or to prevent disruption to learning.
Commissioner mention: 'Wrong haircut' pupils 'should not be excluded' (ITN)
Schools should not exclude pupils for "minor infringements", according to a new report published by the Children's Commissioner for England.