Nadhim Zahawi will take on Robert Goodwill's brief as children's minister following the government reshuffle, it has emerged.

Zahawi, the MP for Stratford-Upon-Avon, was appointed parliamentary under secretary of state at the Department for Education (DfE) on Tuesday, hours after news emerged that Robert Goodwill had been sacked following little more than six months in the role.

The DfE is yet to confirm Zahawi's ministerial responsibilities, but the chief social worker for children, Isabelle Trowler, has said he will be the new children's minister with responsibility for children's social care.