In Depth


Fighting for the frontline: Association of YOT Managers chair Gareth Jones

Neil Puffett meets Gareth Jones, chair of the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers.


Future in mind: the story so far

The Future in Mind strategy promises wide-ranging improvements to mental health provision for children and young people. Joe Lepper looks at the key proposals and assesses progress made to date.


Putting children’s rights at the heart of services for children

A Unicef UK programme is helping five councils change how they deliver and commission a range of children’s services by redesigning them using the principles that underpin the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Signs of progress in Doncaster

Head of Doncaster’s children’s trust says improvements have been made, but warns it is not “out of the woods”.


School job advice plans ‘confused’

Experts see little merit in government moves to provide vulnerable pupils with Jobcentre Plus services.