In Depth


Youth minister calls for innovation over the 'easy option' of cuts

Minister for civil society Rob Wilson tells CYP Now that local authorities are "set in their ways" and have been too quick to cut youth provision instead of developing the evidence base to support service investment.


Youth work summer schemes: making the most of summer

Ten top tips for delivering effective youth work schemes during the summer months.


Children's leaders gather to tackle major issues at ADCS conference

The Association of Directors of Children's Services annual conference heard about government plans for adoption reforms, improvements to children's mental health services, social work training and funding challenges.

Youth work

Youth Work: 'Open-access youth work principles must be instilled into all services'

Increasing the contribution of volunteers and forming partnerships with other sector providers are two measures councils must develop if they are to make future youth provision available to all, says a leading academic.


Data disciple – Rosie Ferguson, London Youth chief executive

London Youth chief Rosie Ferguson on how measuring outcomes can help improve youth services.