In Depth


Policing young adult offenders: PCCs develop innovative practice

A growing number of police and crime commissioners are recognising the crucial role they can play in bringing together local criminal justice agencies to reduce youth crime by better co-ordination of effective interventions.


Legal Update: Exclusions guidance withdrawn

Kirsten Anderson, research and policy manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines a legal challenge against the Education Secretary that has led to the withdrawal of controversial new exclusions guidance.


Rotherham fallout: what others can learn from council's CSE failings

Louise Casey's report into Rotherham Council's failure to deal with child sexual exploitation has further rocked the embattled authority. Three experts consider what the report can teach leaders about how to tackle the problem.


Caring by sharing

Sharing information is vital to keeping children safe, but systems often let families down. Joe Lepper explores how children's services teams and partners are working together to improve communication.


Political will is the key hurdle to Staying Put in residential care

A report scoping the potential for young people to stay in residential care until 21 puts forward four options that help address practical concerns, but questions remain over how government would fund the move.