In Depth


First aid added to childcare training

New early years practitioners will be required to undertake paediatric first aid training to improve safety.

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Tackling reoffending together

Children’s services and youth justice agencies must work collaboratively to reduce reoffending, says Nacro.


Freedom to innovate at heart of children’s social work reforms

A government policy paper outlines ministers’ plans for improving children’s social care services, with reforms focusing on changes to professional leadership; social care practice and systems; and governance and accountability.


Narey reveals vision for efficient and effective children’s homes

A review of residential child care by ex-government adviser Sir Martin Narey says children’s homes are a vital part of the looked-after children system, and makes recommendations for how to improve the quality of provision.


Creating a volunteer programme

A successful volunteer programme has the ability to build positive relationships with families that many public sector professionals can find difficult to reach, offering considerable benefit to society.