In Depth


'Rushed' social work training plans raise 'workforce shortage' fears

Government plans to introduce a national accreditation scheme for children's social workers by 2020 could see practitioners leave the profession and destabilise the workforce, warn social work education experts.


Supporting young fathers to succeed

London project the Young Dads Collective is helping vulnerable fathers play a more active role in their children's upbringing and become role models to look up to. Charlotte Santry investigates.


Committed local democrat: Roy Perry, chair, LGA children and young people board

Derren Hayes meets Roy Perry, chair of the LGA children and young people board.


Youth sector unites to prove worth

More joint working by providers will improve outcomes for young people, say youth sector leaders.


The key lessons parenting classes must heed from previous trials

Government must learn the lessons from its failed Can Parent programme if it goes ahead with a new voucher scheme for parenting support classes for those with young children, say early years experts.