In Depth


Cameron speech reignites debate over children's services 'market'

The Prime Minister highlighted children's social care as ripe for reform in a speech this month, with failing services handed to trusts or other providers to run. Children's services experts give their views on what this means for the years ahead


Funding cuts lead councils to seek new ways of delivering youth work

A new round of government funding through the Delivering Differently for Young People programme will aim to help more local authorities develop effective models of providing youth services at a reduced cost


Corbyn's policies for children and young people under the spotlight

Children and young people's issues featured prominently during Jeremy Corbyn's successful campaign to become Labour leader. So what is he pledging to do, and what do sector leaders think of his emerging policies?


Rebuilder of Slough: Nicola Clemo, chief executive of Slough Children's Services Trust

It seems wholly appropriate for an organisation charged with rebuilding the reputation of children's services in Slough that it will be doing so from offices next door to those of the giant Lego corporation.


Timescales hinder SEN reforms

Councils struggle to provide education, health and care plans within the required deadlines, say campaigners