In Depth

Leadership: Change management

Ensure services transform for the better by developing a successful change management programme across an entire organisation, in which challenges can be identified and addressed as early as possible.

The austerity challenge

Richard Selwyn assesses the long-term and hidden costs of public-sector austerity, and asks what can we do about it.

Tri-borough collapse: the fallout

End of pioneering arrangement raises questions over future of councils pooling children's services.

Working with business

Graham Duxbury, chief executive of environmental regeneration charity Groundwork, outlines his top tips on forging long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with businesses to help local communities.

The art of commissioning

In the first of a series of articles, commissioner Richard Selwyn outlines the key principles of good children's services commissioning.