Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014
Controversial plans to allow councils to outsource child protection services are “dead in the water” following the departure of Michael Gove from the Department for Education, former children’s minister Tim Loughton has claimed.
As detailed analysis reveals a clear link between high turnover of directors of children’s services and poorer Ofsted ratings, six current post-holders share their experiences and concerns of one of the toughest jobs in public services.
Many people believe all parents would benefit from some kind of training. Emily Rogers, mother of two young children, records her experiences of a 10-session parenting course and explores the concept of universal classes for every family.
A £215m pot is to help five charity-led consortia from Blackpool to Southend-on-Sea to design and deliver over 10 years a range of services for young children that will aim to put in place solid foundations for a successful life.
Policy and practice: How to support looked-after children to lead healthy, fulfilling lives, and implement recent policy reforms.
Download your copy of the CYP Now Children in Care supplement 2014.
Youth work activity resource packs. Topics range from financial literacy to sexual health.
Speaking out Children and young people in care can often find themselves isolated and without the support of an adult to fight their corner. Emily Rogers visits a service taking up the battle on their behalf
Skills for the Job: Dealing with continence issues Wetting and soiling can cause great anxiety for children, but supportive professionals can ensure problems are overcome successfully
My National Citizen Service Danny, from Bolton, was one of around 30,000 16-year-olds across the country to participate this summer in National Citizen Service, the government’s flagship youth programme. Here, he charts his experience and how it made him feel
Courses adapt to frontline demands Youth work provision is becoming increasingly diversified, as needs and budgets vary across the country. Charlotte Goddard investigates whether courses and qualifications are keeping up with the changes
Parents empowered The government wants parenting classes to become the norm in its drive to support families. Joe Lepper looks at the different programmes available and the skills required to deliver them
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