In Depth

Youth courts: a problem-solving approach

Blackburn Magistrates' Court is one of the first to try a problem-solving approach to work with young offenders in an effort to improve their wellbeing and cut reoffending rates. Jo Stephenson investigates.

Inspections: Early years provision in schools

Ofsted inspections of school-based early years provision reveals a picture of quality services delivered by highly qualified staff, skilled in helping to prepare children for their transition to primary school.

Five steps to good resettlement

Analysis of voluntary sector projects shows successful approaches to helping young people leave custody.

Tackling offender mental health

A Mac-UK scheme could point the way for supporting young offenders with mental health problems.

Putting faith in values: Ross Hendry, chief executive, Spurgeons

Derren Hayes speaks to Ross Hendry, chief executive of charity Spurgeons.