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Doncaster's deliverer

Neil Puffett speaks to Paul Moffat, chief executive, Doncaster Children's Services Trust.

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Tories unveil youth skills focus

The Conservatives indicate tackling youth unemployment will be at the forefront of their election campaign.

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Rescuing girls from sexual violence

Police and youth charities are warning about an increase in the use of sexual violence by gangs against young women. Louise Hunt visits one project working with young people to halt this alarming trend.

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Cost of foster care recruitment explored: agencies vs in-house

Public sector consultant Impower has calculated that local authorities could save £150m by placing more fostered children with their own carers, but independent providers say its analysis of the costs and benefits is flawed.

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Children's centres face funding squeeze

The long-term decline in children's centres spending is forcing councils to think creatively about how resources can meet demand.

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