Local government leaders are calling on ministers to hand over a slice of £300m of innovation funding to help all councils improve services for vulnerable children.
Parental involvement can be a significant positive influence on a child's educational achievement, so it is important that teachers and families build strong links between children's school and home lives.
All commissioning decisions should be judged by the impact they have on children's outcomes, says Richard Selwyn.
Funding and organisation changes are behind fewer children's services directors moving jobs.
Richard Selwyn assesses the long-term and hidden costs of public-sector austerity, and asks what can we do about it.
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.
Rarely has the effect of a change in policy and practice been so evident...
An increasing number of teachers are leaving the profession before retirement....