Careers In Depth
Youth work courses are continuing to adapt to meet changing employment conditions in the sector. Charlotte Goddard examines how institutions are preparing students for employment opportunities.
What the act means for everyday practice across the children's workforce.
Sector leaders look at the year ahead for children and young people.
Two localised versions of the Youth Contract appear to put the national youth employment scheme to shame.
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Jane Comeau has been a childminder since 1995.
There is no typical day for a family court adviser. On one day they might be in court, for example ensuring a family has the support they need to have contact with a child.
David Wright owns and manages the PaintPots nursery chain in Southampton. He gained Early Years Professional Status as part of the programme's pilot in 2007, through the University of Southampton - he was one of the first people to enrol on the course.
Annie New works across five primary schools and two secondary schools.
Careers Interview: Kim Hatley, family outreach worker, Wishing Well Children's Centre, Rochford, Essex
Kim Hatley has worked as a family outreach worker for two years. She says she "absolutely loves" her job working for children's charity 4Children.
Philippa Grace has been a psychologist for 12 years and describes her job as "working creatively and effectively to apply psychology to make a difference in children's lives".
Alison Lines has been a full-time Senco at Gartree for three years, and oversees a team of 15 learning support assistants. They work with around 150 children in the school with a range of special educational needs.
Careers Interview: Sunita Shah, clinical lead for speech and language therapy, Brent Community Paediatrics
Sunita Shah has been working as a speech and language therapist in Brent for almost seven years. As clinical lead of the service, she manages a team of three therapists who work across five sites in the borough.