In Depth


Tories unveil youth skills focus

The Conservatives indicate tackling youth unemployment will be at the forefront of their election campaign.


Teaching groups brand Ofsted pupil behaviour report 'narrow-minded'

Former Education Secretary Michael Gove turned the spotlight on classroom behaviour when drafting in Charlie Taylor to lead the Department for Education's efforts to improve standards.


Birmingham bids to put children's views at the heart of 10-year vision

An independent review of growing up in Birmingham has highlighted the priorities for children and young people and puts forward some radical ideas for how to solve them - with council involvement key to delivering change.


Rescuing girls from sexual violence

Police and youth charities are warning about an increase in the use of sexual violence by gangs against young women. Louise Hunt visits one project working with young people to halt this alarming trend.


Cost of foster care recruitment explored: agencies vs in-house

Public sector consultant Impower has calculated that local authorities could save £150m by placing more fostered children with their own carers, but independent providers say its analysis of the costs and benefits is flawed.