In Depth


OnSide makes case for expanding state-of-the-art youth centres

The number of youth zones – dubbed 21st century clubs for young people – are growing, but critics say they suck funding from statutory services. CYP Now visits the Wigan Youth Zone to find out what goes on.

Kinetic Community Cafe

Tackling reoffending together

Children’s services and youth justice agencies must work collaboratively to reduce reoffending, says Nacro.


A serene setting to address harmful sexual behaviour

Glebe House is a residential home providing therapeutic care for young people who display harmful sexual behaviour. Emily Rogers visits staff and residents to find out more about the setting’s approach.


First aid added to childcare training

New early years practitioners will be required to undertake paediatric first aid training to improve safety.


Freedom to innovate at heart of children’s social work reforms

A government policy paper outlines ministers’ plans for improving children’s social care services, with reforms focusing on changes to professional leadership; social care practice and systems; and governance and accountability.