In Depth


Initiatives boost childcare take-up

A year since the reach of free childcare was doubled for two-year-olds, local areas are ensuring families benefit.


Good practices identified by Ofsted's tough single inspection framework

As Ofsted figures reveal that only 14 of 59 children's social care services assessed under the single inspection framework were rated as "good", CYP Now looks at three local authorities that have impressed inspectors.

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Legal Update: Young people stay put to get ahead

Care leavers are still not reaching their full potential. Amber Rowsell, trainee solicitor at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines whether an increase in the use of staying put arrangements could be the answer.


School nursing profession demands support on children's mental health

As young people begin the new school year, the current national focus on mental health sees pupil wellbeing high on the agenda - so what role should school nurses play to address problems early and improve mental health?


Can BASW do social work proud?

BASW is to take on The College of Social Work's role in upholding social work's status and standards.