In Depth


Legal Update: Obligations to children overseas

Flavia Colonnese, researcher at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines the government's obligations to protect children's rights outside the UK in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


States of play: how the UK nations approach children's play

National Playday highlights the importance of play in children's lives across the UK. As the event approaches, Emily Rogers examines how the sector is faring amid budget cuts and other challenges.

Youth work

Youth Work: 'Open-access youth work principles must be instilled into all services'

Increasing the contribution of volunteers and forming partnerships with other sector providers are two measures councils must develop if they are to make future youth provision available to all, says a leading academic.

Youth offending team

Joint inspections: key questions

What will the latest proposals for multi-agency safeguarding inspections mean for child protection services?


Spending the pupil premium wisely

National Audit Office wants schools to use more evidence-backed interventions to boost pupil attainment.