Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014
Campaigners are demanding the closure of a young offender institution near Wolverhampton after conditions were labelled as the worst seen by inspectors.
The government-commissioned review of outsourcing of children's services aims to identify best practice improvement models involving voluntary and commercial providers that councils can turn to quickly when problems are entrenched.
Neil Puffett talks to Sir Tony Hawkhead, chief executive of Action for Children.
A lead member for children's services can be a powerful advocate for children and young people. Joe Lepper asks what makes the perfect lead member?
The Children and Families Act has wide ranging implications for children's services. Keep up to date with all the main provisions of the act and what they mean for professional practice.
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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