In Depth


Legal Update: Criminalising domestic abuse

Kirsten Anderson, research and policy manager at Coram Children's Legal Centre, asks if criminalising coercive and controlling behaviour will provide better protection to victims of domestic violence.

Young offender is released

YJB reforms focus on innovative services

Giving the Youth Justice Board more freedom over how it funds local provision could see more outcome-driven services being developed.


Rebuilder of Birmingham

Derren Hayes meets Lord Warner, Birmingham children's commissioner.


Epic CIC growth plans point way ahead for other youth mutuals

In its first year, Kensington and Chelsea's Epic CIC youth mutual has focused on delivering quality services. Boss Brendan O'Keeffe says it is now starting to grow, which will help demonstrate the full potential in youth mutuals.


Smarter spending for children's services

Children's services budgets have never been tighter, with commissioners and providers having little choice but to cut funding and staff. Joe Lepper identifies 11 ways to save money - and maintain quality services.