With reoffending by a small cohort of highly troubled young people stubbornly high, the Youth Justice Board hopes efforts to better prepare offenders for life outside custody will prevent them returning.
A halving of the number of children approved for adoption looks set to have far-reaching consequences for how local authorities and voluntary adoption agencies work, despite government efforts to stem the fall.
As many as one in five children in custody has attempted suicide, while many more self-harm. Joe Lepper explores what the youth secure estate and health services are doing to reduce risk and protect the welfare of this vulnerable group.
Latest research shows a 20 per cent funding gap between the cost of delivering free childcare and the amount paid to providers, with experts warning it could jeopardise the government programme if not addressed.
The next children's commissioner for England Anne Longfield must stand up to the government if she is to champion the rights of children and young people and allay concerns over the role's independence.
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