Friday, 07 Mar 2014
More than 3,800 children’s social workers are needed to fill vacancies across local authorities in England, figures published by the government have shown.
Senior managers at the first five children’s services departments to have undergone the new Ofsted single inspection support the principles behind the framework, but think the process needs improving if it is to get their full backing.
Laura McCardle meets Chris Wright, chief executive of Catch22.
Good evaluation is critical for both children’s services providers and commissioners since work that can demonstrate results is more likely to gain funding. Joe Lepper covers all the essentials in this A to Z guide.
This one-day conference brings together practitioners, academics and policy makers to share insights on addressing child neglect, sexual exploitation, domestic violence and faith-based abuse, as well as on multi-agency working; pooling resources and implementing the Munro review. Find out more
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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