The special report features an in-depth look at latest policy affecting children and families social work, summaries of recent research, and examples of how councils are innovating to improve social work practice.
The main feature in the May edition looks at one of the first youth courts to adopt a problem-solving approach to working with young offenders. It finds the approach is improving wellbeing and reducing reoffending.
The May edition also includes:
- General election: The key issues for the children's sector and the impact of Brexit
- 30 hours childcare: Debate intensifies on whether the expanded free entitlement will be successful
- Tri-borough collapse: End of pioneering arrangement raises questions over future of councils pooling children's services
- Youth work courses: How universities are adapting youth worker degrees amid a decline in student numbers
- Change management: Rotherham DCS Ian Thomas offers top tips for developing a successful change management programme
- Funding focus: How childminders can get a share of the government's Childcare Business Grants Scheme
- Outdoor play: How a revolution in natural playground design in Berlin is taking hold in the UK
- Local spotlight: How West Berkshire has tackled the challenge of stabilising its children's services workforce
You can see the full contents of the current edition here.
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